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Parachute maker to expand operations in Dunlap

Big Valley Air

Big Valley Brands, LLC, doing business as Big Valley Air, officials announced the company will expand its manufacturing operations in Dunlap, investing $1.4 million and creating 30 new jobs. Dunlap is located within the Tier 4, At-Risk Sequatchie County. Through the expansion, Big Valley Air will construct a 17,000-square-foot facility at its existing operations on Little Ponderosa Trail in Dunlap. The new plant will house all the company’s parachute manufacturing and allow Big Valley Air to increase production and broaden its customer base. Founded in 2021 and headquartered in Dunlap, Big Valley Brands, LLC is a high-performance parachute manufacturer for sport jumpers and militaries throughout the world. Once construction is complete, Big Valley Air will employ roughly 50 employees.