• Canadian auto supplier will invest $10 million and create nearly 180 jobs in Lawrence County
  • Advanced Design Solutions selected Lawrenceburg for its proximity to OEMs
  • Company will renovate existing building, start operations in June 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Advanced Design Solutions Inc. officials today announced the auto supplier will invest $10 million and create nearly 180 jobs in Lawrenceburg.

Advanced Design Solutions will locate its operations in part of the former Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company facility at 100 Hicks Street in Lawrenceburg. Once it has completed renovations, the company anticipates it will start production in June 2019.

Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Advanced Design Solutions manufactures steel shipping racks for the auto industry. The company also operates a facility in Middletown, Ohio.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported eight economic development projects in Lawrence County. These projects represent nearly 800 job commitments and approximately $43 million in private capital investment.


“There’s no better place in America for auto companies to operate than the Volunteer State. This investment from Advanced Design Solutions in Lawrence County is a testament to the strong workforce across rural Tennessee, and I’d like to thank the company for its commitment to creating 180 new high quality jobs.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Tennessee offers auto companies a whole host of advantages, from our deep labor pool of skilled employees to close proximity to hundreds of fellow businesses in the industry. The creation of these family wage jobs will inject valuable salaries into the Lawrence County community, and I’m pleased to see Advanced Design Solutions make this considerable investment in Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Advanced Design Solutions is excited to be growing in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Everyone we have met in Lawrenceburg has been exceptionally helpful. I came down to start my business here and feel like the community will grow this Lawrenceburg company. We look forward to supporting our existing customers and growing our customer base in this region.” – Mark Booker, Advanced Design Solutions president and founder

“The city of Lawrenceburg is excited to welcome a truly exceptional company like Advanced Design Solutions. We are fortunate to add another automotive supplier to our manufacturing community.” – Lawrence County Mayor Blake Lay

“I am pleased to welcome another great company to our growing community. As the automotive industry grows in our region, Lawrence County is proud to link our workforce to great suppliers like Advanced Design Solutions.” – Lawrence County Executive T.R. Williams

“TVA and Lawrenceburg Utility Systems congratulate Advanced Design Solutions on its decision to locate and create new job opportunities in Lawrenceburg. Helping to foster job creation is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission.” – TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley

“I am very pleased to see these jobs coming to Lawrenceburg, which is a great location for new and expanding businesses. This investment of $10 million by Advanced Design Solutions will bring around 180 jobs to the community and have a very positive effect on our county. This is a major success, and I will continue my efforts in the legislature to work with other officials to provide better opportunities for our district.” – State Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald) 

“This investment in Lawrence County by Advanced Design Solutions is great news for our citizens. I was proud to support the efforts of our local leaders in bringing these high quality jobs to our community. I appreciate Gov. Lee, TNECD, and Advanced Design Solutions for their commitment to District 70.” – State Rep. Clay Doggett (R – Pulaski)

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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Author: Scott Harrison

Ryan Egly | Economic Development Director
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
25 B Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
o. (931) 762-4911

About the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses, industries, local governments, utilities, and private citizens that are committed to improving the quality of life in and around the Lawrence County, Tennessee region through economic, tourism, and workforce development.  Lawrence County was named a Top 100 Micropolitan area by Site Selection Magazine in 2016 and 2017.