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Clarksville to be new home to VK Integrated Systems from California

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is pleased to announce they have received commitment from VK Integrated Systems to begin the transition of their headquarters as well as research and development operations from Fullerton, California to Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee.

(L to R) Vasilios Kapogianis, President & CEO of VK Integrated systems with Frank Tate, Executive Director of the IDB and with Suzanne Langford, IDB Chairman.

(L to R) Vasilios Kapogianis, President & CEO of VK Integrated systems with Frank Tate, Executive Director of the IDB and with Suzanne Langford, IDB Chairman.

VK Integrated Systems chose Clarksville-Montgomery County as their new location for research, development and manufacturing due to not only the community’s strategic location but also the successful, decades long relationship with Fort Campbell.

“Through our partnership with the Campbell Strong Defense Alliance, we were introduced to the team from VK Integrated Systems and then began the conversation on how Clarksville-Montgomery County could better facilitate their needs,” said Frank Tate, Executive Director of the IDB.

“It is part of the IDB’s long-term strategy to target tech and professional companies that are currently located in higher tax burden states and begin discussions with them on how relocating to a business-friendly state, such as Tennessee, is a win-win for everyone,” Tate stated.

The company’s full transition from California to Tennessee will move forward over the next 12-18 months. Top-level executives will be relocating to the area as soon as September of this year. VK Integrated Systems has secured office space in Clarksville and will begin the process of constructing a building to their specifications in the near future. The addition of VK Integrated Systems to the community reflects the creation of 25-50 high-paying jobs.

“Our goal is to diversify our industrial park by continuing the pursuit of headquarters and research & development projects with higher than average wages,” said Jeff Truitt, CEO of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council.

“Our strategic vision is to target our recruitment efforts to smaller companies with higher paying jobs while creating higher end office space in order to retain those professionals who travel outside of Montgomery County for work as well as attract new talent to our area,” Truitt stated.

According to their site, “VK Integrated Systems is engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of hardware, software, and supporting architecture for use in hand-held weapon systems.” Since 2014, VK has been manufacturing, assembling, programming, firing and delivering data from rifles with custom integrated electronics.

“We have been impressed with the community and all the valuable assets they will bring to the table that will help continue our success,” said Vasilios K. Kapogianis, President & CEO, VK Integrated Systems.

“We know this is just the beginning of a long-lasting professional partnership and we are excited to see the growth of VK Integrated Systems in Clarksville-Montgomery County,” Kapogianis stated.


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