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June 30, 2017 10:45 AM, EDT

Class 8 Truck Repair Firm to Undergo $9 Million Expansion

Fitzgerald Collision

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will undergo a major expansion and create 220 new jobs in Tennessee.

The truck repair company said it will invest $9 million to expand its existing facility in Rickman, Tenn., and establish new operations in Sparta, Tenn.

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair, which was established in 2014, will add 100,000 square feet to its existing state-of-the-art repair facility in Rickman, where it will add 145 jobs. The company also will open a new facility in White County, which will create 75 jobs.

“The Fitzgerald family has decades of experience in the commercial trucking industry, and this most recent venture to provide best-in-class collision and repair service has been a tremendous success,” said Robert Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Fitzgerald Collision & Repair. “With growing demand for our services, we can think of no better place to invest and create more than 200 new jobs than the Upper Cumberland” section of Tennessee.

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair recently announced a new vocational program and partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston, which offers students training in commercial fleet truck maintenance and repair.

“There’s no question that the logistics and transportation industry is a crucial part of Tennessee’s economy,” said Bob Rolfe, commissioner for Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development. “Fitzgerald Collision & Repair is a homegrown success story that plays an important role in Tennessee’s growing transportation sector.”