Hankook Tire to add 1,200 jobs in Clarksville

UPDATE: Hankook Tire to add 1,200 jobs in $1.6 billion investment, to total about 2,200 jobs at plant in Clarksville

By Chris Smith August 29, 2022 7:35 am

Clarksville Now

The Phase 2 and Phase 3 expansions together will bring a total of 1,200 new jobs. The Phase 3 expansion alone will generate 400 jobs.

There are currently about 950 employees at Hankook. After both expansions are completed, the total number of jobs at the plant will be approximately 2,200, the spokesperson said. That’s 400 more total employees than the 1,800 that was promised when Hankook was announced in 2013.

Between Phases 2 and 3, Hankook is making a $1.6 billion investment in the Clarksville plant, according to a company news release.

To apply for open positions at Hankook, visit https://careers-hankooktire.breezy.hr/


Clarksville claims hottest zip code in entire country

Clarksville claims hottest zip code in entire country

by: Erica Francis

Posted: Jun 21, 2022 / 03:43 PM CDT

Updated: Jun 22, 2022 / 07:27 AM CDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s no secret Clarksville’s real estate is booming.

In fact, new data reveals the Top 20 Hottest Zip Codes for homebuyers in the U.S. and topping the list for the second time this year, Clarksville, Tennessee.

More specifically, the real estate platform, Opendoor, lists 37042, the Rossview/Sango area zip as the country’s most popular.

“The Clarksville market is one of my favorite markets and top producing markets because I feel it’s a hidden gem,” said Chris Christian, Realtor, Ashton Group of RE/MAX Advantage.

Source: Opendoor

The city became a little more mainstream after Money Magazine named Clarksville as the best place to live in 2019.

“There are so many opportunities there from military to college. Austin Peay State University is there, and it’s actually a good mix of military coming in and out of different duty stations to Fort Campbell, and college students, and retirees who come to Clarksville and Fort Campbell and choose to make it their home forever,” Christian said.

It’s a popular place with better price points than Nashville, with the average list price sitting around $365,000, according to the Clarksville Association of Realtors.

However, a new Fortune article said that’s overpriced, placing Clarksville on a list of 40 overvalued housing markets that could see a 15 to 20 percent dip in home prices amid a recession.

Christian doesn’t necessarily agree.

“With the amount of traffic coming in and out, with veterans leaving and active duty soldiers coming to different duty stations, I think we’ll continue seeing the market growing the way that it is. I don’t think we’ll be as affected as other markets. Maybe, I’m optimistic about it actually,” he said.

The National Association of Realtors seems optimistic about the area too, pegging Clarksville as one of the fastest growing housing markets in the U.S. in terms of new housing permits.

What’s more, the city’s latest fiscal year annual report shows building and codes saw a 58 percent increase in single family permits from 2020 to 2021.

“We see growth in all 3 zip codes right now and whole neighborhoods are going up,” said Christian. “It’s still pretty hot right now. I’m excited to see what happens as we continue to navigate this summer.”

Top ZIP codes are identified by analyzing data from the local Multiple Listing Services (MLS) where Opendoor Brokerage operates. ZIPs were ranked by total homes which went into contract within 90 days of listing in 2022.


Burlington joins other retail headliners at Clarksville’s Governor’s Square

Jimmy Settle
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle

The facade of Governors Square Mall facing Wilma Rudolph Boulevard now bears another household name in retail.

Burlington Stores officially opened to Clarksville-area customers early Friday, and its business name and corporate logo is emblazoned across the front of the mall alongside Belk, JC Penney, Ross and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony just before 8 a.m. marked Burlington’s official arrival in Clarksville. A few customers had been waiting outside the store’s entrance in a light rain since around 5 a.m.

Among them were Sarah Vaughn, of Clarksville, and Frieda Godetta, of Oak Grove, Ky.

“It’s long overdue to have a Burlington store in Clarksville,” Vaughn said. She had previously shopped at Burlington locations in Nashville and Indianapolis, Ind.

“I like the prices, and the quality of their clothes,” she said.

Godetta said she arrived bright and early because she was just eager to see it.

“I feel that Clarksville is going to be a good place for Burlington to come to,” she said.

The new Burlington store encompasses much of the space previously occupied by Sears in Governors Square. Merchandise selection was plentiful for the first customers in the building.

The store manager for the new Clarksville Burlington location — store no. 1305 to be precise — is Lenny Rodriguez.

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon along with other store and community representatives, Rodriguez told The Leaf-Chronicle that Clarksville is a perfect market for Burlington.

“We’re extremely excited and thrilled to have a home in this community,” Rodriguez said.

“Clarksville is a rapidly-growing city outside of Nashville. It’s an amazing market to be in. We’re happy to see the Clarksville businesses thriving,” she said.

The Clarksville store becomes Burlington’s 11th location in Tennessee.

Store hours are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Grand opening ceremonies were scheduled to continue throughout the weekend with giveaways.

The company said Burlington’s new Clarksville location in the mall features an “updated, clean design, making it easy for customers to navigate and find fantastic merchandise at amazing prices throughout the store.”

Lines of merchandise will include:

  • Ladies’ apparel and accessories
  • Menswear
  • Casual finds for kids
  • Footwear for everyone
  • A full line of baby items
  • Home décor items for every season and holiday
  • Pet care and toys
  • Helping community

To celebrate the new Clarksville location’s grand opening and “underscore the retailer’s continued commitment to enhancing educational opportunities,” Burlington donated $5,000 to nearby St. Bethlehem Elementary School through their long-standing partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.

Funds will be used to support teachers and their classrooms so that they can purchase materials needed for their students.

Job opportunities

The Clarksville location has hired about 65 new employees, with more positions available.

Interested candidates can learn more about joining the team at www.BurlingtonStores.jobs .

About Burlington

Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with fiscal 2020 net sales of $5.8 billion.

The Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.”

The company operated 792 stores at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2021, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores.

Burlington retails an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused discount merchandise. For more information visit www.burlington.com.