A firearms manufacturer is planning to bring its headquarters and production center to Maryville, along with more than 350 new jobs.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and SCCY Industries, LLC officials announced today that the is establishing a production facility and headquarters in Maryville.

SCCY is investing $22.5 million to build a new facility in Blount County's Big Springs Industrial Park that will include its corporate offices and its primary manufacturing operations.

“In Tennessee, we pride ourselves on craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Our skilled workforce is known for producing some of the world’s best- known products and brands. I’m pleased that SCCY has chosen to join the growing roster of manufacturing companies that call Tennessee home. The creation of over 350 new jobs with this investment brings us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

The SCCY location is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018.

“It’s critical for the continued growth of Tennessee’s economy to attract high quality companies that create valuable jobs for our residents,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “I’d like to welcome SCCY to Tennessee and look forward to its future role among the many important industries that provide Blount County citizens with meaningful job opportunities.”

“SCCY Industries has been searching for a new home for many years due to our explosive growth in the shooting sports industry,” Joe Roebuck, SCCY founder and CEO, said. “We exhaustively searched many states. After doing so, I found Tennessee to be one of the top manufacturing states and, in my opinion, No. 1 in the East. I have owned and operated several manufacturing companies during my career as a product developer and businessman. Success all comes down to people, and Tennessee seems to boast good old-fashioned American work ethic. I am honored to call Blount County, Tennessee SCCY's new home.”