Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and HYLA, Inc. officials announced that the company will open a new facility in La Vergne. The specialized mobile device reverse logistics technology and services provider will invest more than $1 million and create approximately 225 new jobs in Rutherford County.
“I want to thank HYLA for choosing to locate its new operations in Rutherford County and for creating over 200 new jobs in La Vergne,” Haslam said. “With our strong workforce and central location, Tennessee is the prime location for companies like HYLA to call home. I appreciate HYLA for its commitment to Tennessee and for bringing us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“When a company chooses to locate new operations in Tennessee, it sends a strong message that our state’s business-friendly environment and highly skilled workforce are assets that will help companies succeed,” Rolfe said. “We thank HYLA for investing and creating new jobs in Tennessee and look forward to building a lasting partnership in the years ahead.”
HYLA works closely with Fortune 100 companies, including the largest mobile service providers, mobile device manufacturers and technology retailers. HYLA provides technology and expertise that powers the collection, processing, renewal and distribution of previously owned mobile devices. HYLA’s customized software solutions and pricing expertise drive the collection of mobile devices at thousands of customer locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Upon receipt of mobile devices, HYLA’s La Vergne facility will assess the condition of each device, remove all customer data, conduct repairs as needed and resell the devices into secondary markets throughout the U.S. and around the world. HYLA also offers software solutions including Analytics and Omni-Channel Device Collections for its customers. To date, HYLA has collected and repurposed over 43 million devices, diverted over 9,500 tons of e-waste away from landfills, and avoided 51.5 billion gallons of ground water pollution.
“We are excited about our new mobile device reverse logistics technology facility. We selected the State of Tennessee, Rutherford County and La Vergne due to its central location, business friendly environment, and high-quality talent pool. We look forward to becoming an active member of the community and working together with local organizations to bring additional employment and prosperity to this region,” Biju Nair, president and CEO of HYLA, Inc., said.
HYLA will locate its new operations in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County. With the new facility, HYLA will be better equipped to serve its global customers.
Local officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority thanked HYLA for its investment in Rutherford County.
“Rutherford County continues to attract new companies with its pro-business environment and strong workforce,” Destination Rutherford Chairman Bill Jones said. “We welcome HYLA to our community and wish them much success.”
“We are very excited to have HYLA in La Vergne and are grateful for the jobs it will bring,” La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron said.
"TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation congratulate HYLA on its decision to locate in La Vergne, Tennessee," said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development. "We are privileged to partner with the State of Tennessee, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, the City of La Vergne and Rutherford County officials to help companies create new jobs and prosperity in the community."
La Vergne and Rutherford County are represented by Sen. Bill Ketron (R – Murfreesboro), Sen. Jim Tracy (R – Shelbyville), Rep. Mike Sparks (R – Smyrna), Rep. Bryan Terry (R – Murfreesboro), Rep. Dawn White (R – Murfreesboro) and Rep. Rick Womick (R – Rockvale) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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