Manufacturer opts for Franklin HQ

Transportation product manufacturer looking to occupy 28,000 feet and employ 100 by the fall

Cool Springs has landed another significant corporate headquarters. According to an announcement from Gov. Haslam along with assorted Williamson County officials, Carlisle Transportation Products is looking to occupy roughly 28,000 square feet of office space and employ about 100.

The company, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based and publicly traded Carlisle Companies Inc., is a newly minted combination of its parent’s tire and wheel subsidiary and its power transmission subsidiary. The Franklin headquarters will compliment the company's existing manufacturing operations in Clinton and Jackson, Tenn.

Praising both the state and Williamson County, Haslam said: "My congratulations to Carlisle for the company’s success and my thanks for their investment in Tennessee. I feel strongly Carlisle’s positive experience in Tennessee, coupled with Williamson County’s strong reputation as a location for corporate headquarters, made this announcement possible." also spoke with Williamson County ECD director Matt Largen, who said the announcement "reinforces and reaffirms our commitment to including corporate headquarters at the number one target sector for Williamson County."

"When companies like Carlisle Transportation Products bring their headquarters to town, they bring a level of economic stability because their decision makers now call Williamson County home," Largen said.

Carlisle Transportation’s parent employs 11,000 workers worldwide and posted net sales of $2.5 billion last year. Through its various subsidiaries it manufactures a range of products, including lawn and garden items, commercial roofing materials, aerospace products and electronics.

The company expects to complete the move by October of this year. In the intervening time, it will occupy temporary space.