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MCR Safety holds ground breaking ceremony

July 13, 2012
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The office building in Colierville, TN.
MCR groundbreaking
Hilliard Crews, founder of Shelby Group International, Jason Crews, and Stacy (Crews) McGee

Shelby Group International is pleased to announce the expansion of MCR Safety headquarters and state-of-the-art distribution center. Our thirty-eight years of growth and progress within our industry has made this possible.

The office will be located in Collierville, TN at Schilling Farms and will include 45,000 square feet of Class A office space with ample room for growth to meet our current and future needs. Offices will include expanded facilities for training, product showrooms, and conference center.

The distribution center will be located on 50 acres in Piperton, TN with an initial 500,000 square feet and expansion capabilities to one million square feet. The new facility will allow us to improve our operational efficiency and will house our Innovations Technology Center (ITC) Lab, sample room, and all production and packaging functions.

Henry Coats, Mayor of Piperton, shared that "MCR’s distribution facility will immediately become the cornerstone of Piperton’s industrial complex. MCR fits into our long range industrial growth plan perfectly. They are exactly the type of business partner we want and will continue to pursue. We sincerely appreciate their investment and extend a very warm community welcome to MCR, their employees, and the Crews family."

Both buildings will be under construction simultaneously with approximate completion Summer 2013.

"We are grateful for Shelby Group’s decision to expand in Shelby and Fayette Counties," Bill Hagerty, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, said. "Helping existing Tennessee businesses grow and invest in our state is a cornerstone of the economic development strategy laid out by Gov. Haslam, and this announcement shows that strategy to be effective at securing new jobs in the state."

Hilliard Crews, founder of Shelby Group International, Jason Crews, and Stacy (Crews) McGee participated in the ground breaking ceremonies held at both locations on June 28 with contributions from Collierville and Piperton City Mayors as well as Shelby and Fayette County Mayors. Also in attendance were the MCR Safety management team, local government officials and special guests.

A toast celebrating our progressions in safety included a product demonstration of our new Alycore cut resistant gloves. Watch the video of the toast and glass breaking demonstration by clicking here.

About MCR Safety:  

MCR Safety has more than thirty-eight years of experience as a safety gear leader.  MCR Safety globally manufactures and distributres safety gear marketed as MCR Safety, Memphis Glove, Crews, and River City.  Our assortment of offerings includes gloves, glasses, and garments which are made from the highest quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style.  

Consulting & Compliance: If you are in need of safety recommendations or confirmation of your OSHA compliance, consider our MCR Safety Consulting & Compliance (C&C) team.  Our team members are all certified in the OSHA 10 Hour Course and have extensive experience working with people that use safety gear everyday. Let your MCR Safety distributor know how the C&C team can assist you or call us directly at 800-955-6887 x:6200.

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