Armada Nutrition plans to expand its operations in Spring Hill, with the food packaging company announcing a new $2.1 million investment that will create 310 jobs over the next five years.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joined Armada Nutrition officials to announce the investment on Monday.
“Tennessee has the workforce and business climate that makes companies not only want to locate new operations here, but existing companies want to expand and excel here,” Haslam said. “We appreciate Armada Nutrition for choosing to increase its operations in our state and for creating more than 300 jobs in Maury County. Armada Nutrition’s decision to expand in Spring Hill brings us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the number one location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs.”
Armada will take over an existing 300,000-square-foot facility, previously owned by Capstone Nutrition, located at 4637 Port Royal Road in Spring Hill.
“There are over 37,000 Tennesseans employed in the food and agribusiness sector, and we appreciate Armada Nutrition for creating these valuable jobs for our workforce,” Boyd said. “On behalf of Team Tennessee, we thank Armada Nutrition for choosing to expand in Spring Hill and for its continued commitment to Maury County and Tennessee.”
The new facility will be primarily used for contract blending and packaging of sports nutrition products. The company will add new machinery and data equipment to the facility over the next five years, and with this expansion, Armada will also create 310 new jobs as well as retain 111 jobs from Capstone Nutrition.
“We feel fortunate to be in a position to have acquired this fantastic facility,” said Armada General Manager Brent Laffey. “We are extremely excited to welcome the employees and value the experience and industry expertise they will bring. We are looking forward to continuing to grow the business and expand our team by employing from within the Spring Hill community.”
Founded in 2015, Armada Nutrition is a contract manufacturer for high-quality nutritional powders dedicated to providing customers with innovative formulations and turnkey products.
Various local leaders and partners joined with state and company officials on Monday for the announcement, expressing gratitude to Armada Nutrition for choosing to expand in Spring Hill.
Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman said the diversity of industries making investments in Maury County continues to grow and provide new opportunities for generations of locals to work within the community in which they live.
“This is another very important announcement for Spring Hill as Armada Nutrition will retain the 111 existing Capstone Nutrition jobs and add an additional 310 positions,” Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said. “Jobs like this are significant because nutraceuticals is a diversified industry, and these jobs will help residents work where they live, which aids our local economy and helps reduce commuter traffic on our local roadways.”
Those interested in applying for a position with Armada Nutrition can call (931) 451-7808.
“We would like to thank Armada Nutrition for expanding in Maury County, as their decision to create over 300 new jobs is a further vote of confidence for our entire community and its workforce,” Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance President Wil Evans said. “This project also provides the employees previously working for Capstone Nutrition an opportunity to retain their positions, and for this, we express our deepest gratitude to Armada. We would also like to thank our state, regional and local economic development partners for their efforts in this exciting project.”