Kilgore Flares Company, located in Toone, is a manufacturing company within Chemring Countermeasures USA (CCM USA), a division of Chemring Group and producer of defense countermeasures for the U.S. military.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Chemring Group officials announced today that the defense contractor will invest $40 million to expand its Kilgore Flares operations in Hardeman County and create approximately 100 jobs.
Kilgore Flares plans to upgrade and expand operations in Toone over the next five years. The company will invest in new technology, processes and equipment. Kilgore Flares plans to replace, refurbish and modernize buildings on its campus. Construction of a new flare extruder and assembly facility and other investments will triple Kilgore Flares’ current production capacity in Hardeman County.
The first expansion phase will begin in the third quarter of 2018. Kilgore Flares anticipates the expansion will be completed in 2022.