3D Systems Expansion in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Create 50 New Jobs

3D Systems is planning an expansion of its Lawrenceburg, TN facility to increase operational capacity as well as grow the company’s footprint in the region.

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The company provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. The Lawrenceburg facility is part of the company’s on demand parts manufacturing service, Quickparts, providing advanced prototyping and manufacturing solutions through cloud-based fulfillment.

Supported by the city of Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and TVA, the company is investing $2.9 million and expects to create more than 50 new jobs in Lawrence County over the next five years.

Ziad Abou, senior vice president, on demand parts, 3D Systems, said in a statement that “We look forward to expanding the reach of our expertise in Lawrenceburg, and to growing the advanced manufacturing and prototyping potential within Tennessee and beyond.”

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd responded in kind, noting that “We thank 3D Systems for expanding in Lawrenceburg and adding to our growing manufacturing workforce that employs more than 333,000 members of Team Tennessee.”

Lawrence County Mayor T.R. Williams highlighted the collaboration that helped secure this prestigious Lawrenceburg economic development project. “We are also fortunate to have had continued good teamwork with TNECD, the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and the South Central Tennessee Development District who all worked seamlessly together to lead this project to fruition,” said Mayor Williams.

TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley likewise said that “We are proud to partner with the city of Lawrenceburg, the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to celebrate this innovative company’s success and to help further TVA’s mission of service to support existing business and industry growth in the Valley.”

Rock Hill, SC-based 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) co-founder Chuck Hull was the one who invented Stereolithography, the first 3D printing process, back in 1983. This technology uses a photopolymer resin and UV lasers to build objects layer-by-layer, and was quickly adopted by the automotive industry and other manufacturers as a means to accelerate the prototyping process.

3D Systems has since spent its 30-year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.

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