TBIC Corporate Members

Find out more about our Corporate Members and their services for European companies.


Corporate Members

TBIC Corporate Members support the TBIC Team and European companies with their specialized know-how and network. They provide valuable experience in helping European companies to expand to the United States successfully.

American Electric Power

AEP Economic and Business Development
Headquarter : Columbus, OH
Gold sponsor
As part of American Electric Power (AEP) – one of the largest utilities in the U.S. — AEP Economic and Business Development is your single source for comprehensive relocation or expansion services. Our team of economic development experts, combined with our unmatched 11-state geographic footprint, makes us an ideal location advisory partner. From site selection to energy planning to ongoing operations support, we manage every step of the process to help businesses find the right location for their facilities. We offer best-in-class research, access to over 2,400 communities, 600+ sites and properties, including dozens of project-ready indus- trial, data center and food processing certified sites, and access to the fastest growing shale plays in the U.S.


The Art and Science of Building
Headquarter : Chicago, IL
Silver sponsor
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.68 billion in revenue for 2018, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions globally for commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. We have nationwide reach and reputation, with offices in Chicago, St. Louis, Greenville and Atlana and we break ground across each of the business units we serve, including: institutional, commercial, industrial and residential/hospitality.

Entergy Mississippi

We Power Life
Headquarter : Jackson, MS
Silver sponsor
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is an investor-owned utility that provides electricity to 449,000 residential and business customers. While primarily a provider of electricity, our business development team provides a full range of site selection services to help find you the right location. From your initial site or building search to your beginning of oper- ation, we can help every step of the way. With affiliate companies in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, we’ll help you find the optimal loca- tion. All services are free of charge and confidential.


Engineering, Architecture, Construction
Headquarter : Lexington, KY
Silver sponsor
Gray Construction is a nationally ranked, design-build and EPCM firm with over 60 years of experience with customers from around the globe. Gray provides engineering, architecture and construction management services throughout the U.S. and Canada to the following markets: manufacturing, automotive, distribution, food and beverage, data center/mission critical and commercial facility construction. As a trusted, collaborative partner, Gray has completed nearly 30 million s. f. for European customers across the U.S. With a deep understanding of European customs, the global marketplace, international trade and regulations, our team is well-equipped to meet the highest standards of excellence.

Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power
Headquarter : Gulfport, MS
Silver sponsor
Mississippi Power is committed to providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable electricity to the 23 counties in Southeast Mississippi. Founded in 1924, Mississippi Power is a member of Southern Company, the second largest energy company in the United States. Mississippi Power’s Economic Development department is a full service economic development organization that serves as a one-stop resource for economic development in Mississippi. Our seasoned team of professionals bring a wealth of engineering, legal, military and international affairs expertise. With extensive market experience, critical contacts, knowledge of available and ready now sites, Mississippi Power’s team can assist with making the right connections to make the process seamless.


Tennessee Valley Authority
Headquarter : Knoxville, TN
Silver sponsor
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven south-eastern states. TVA’s mission is to serve the people of the Valley territory, through providing reliable, low-cost power in an environmentally sustainable manner, and through economic development. TVA Economic Development works to attract new business and investment, engage with existing industry and customers, and serve through partnership to help foster economic growth.


Global Reach. Personal Touch.
Headquarter : Atlanta, GA
Silver sponsor
Founded in 1987, YER is an international recruitment agency with offices in the United States and Europe. YER finds high-quality candidates with bachelors and advanced degrees to fill permanent and temporary positions at mid-to senior levels. YER-USA, Inc., was established in 2007 as a result of international expansion and through existing partnerships with global clients. From our offices in Atlanta, New York and Chicago, we cover the entire continental United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. Our team of experienced consultants is uniquely positioned to help our European clients with the right candidates in the NAFTA region.

abatAdah Group, Inc.

Headquarter : Birmingham, AL
Bronze sponsor
abat is an international SAP service provider and product supplier with over 600 employees globally. abat is an SAP Gold Partner, with SAP Recognized Expertise in Automotive, Consumer Products, Supply Chain Management, and Travel and Transportation. Founded in 1998, abat has worldwide offices in Germany, the United States, Mexico, and Belarus. Our primary focus is on your satisfaction and the satisfaction of our employees. abat provides more than just professional competence, which is particularly important for complex SAP implementations or the integration of SAP into existing systems. We emphasize constructive dialog with our customers, with a special focus on your sector and the associated special requirements. abat’s primary focus is on the automotive, discrete manufacturing, and logistics sectors. We consult in all phases of IT service management: IT orientation, business processes, development, implementation and maintenance of standard solutions. Adah International, Inc. is an industrial engineering and project management company with over 30 years’ experience supporting both government and industry in Europe and the Americas. Adah International accomplishes the extensive, outlying needs of its customers, allowing them to concentrate more on their core products and services. Our experience, along with our extensive network of clients and multipliers, are the hallmarks of our success. Adah specializes in Complete Project Management for the overall planning, coordination, and management of a project from beginning to completion.

H&M Company, Inc.

Our mission is to help our customers achieve success.
Headquarter : Jackson, TN
Bronze sponsor
H&M Company, Inc. is a national full-service engineering, construction and real estate development firm offering a full range of Plan-Design-Build services for projects throughout North America.  We were founded in 1957 near Jackson, Tennessee, and we’re still headquartered there today. Throughout our 62 years in business, H&M has continually improved and expanded our capabilities to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs. While achieving significant growth in our customer base and revenues our mission remains the same: To Help Our Customers Achieve Success.


76 Years Focused on Constructing Manufacturing Facilities with Safety, Commitment, Passion and Integrity.
Headquarter : Tupelo, MS
Bronze sponsor
JESCO Construction is a design-build firm that provides Engineering Services, Construction, Mechanical-Electrical, Steel Fabrication, Equipment Installation, Industrial Services, and Millwright to form a fully integrated construction company. We can take your project from concept — to design — to construction — to start-up and testing. With the combined creative talents and technical expertise of crafts- men from diverse segments of the construction and engineering fields, JESCO delivers on its commitments. Project after project for 76 years JESCO has designed, built, and started-up manufacturing projects to the full satisfaction of our customers’ time and budget constraints.

Spire Inc.

Headquarter : St. Louis
Bronze sponsor

Standridge Logistics & Consulting

Simply Call Standridge Logistics
Headquarter : Birmingham, AL
Bronze sponsor
Any successful business will acknowledge the crucial importance of effectively organized logistics. They understand that implementing seamless logistics is a key element in keeping pace with customer demands and outperforming competitors. Standridge Logistics & Consulting is a Certified Veteran Owned Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Company (certified by CVE and NVBDC) Our fleet of 300+ dedicated trucks are located at several terminals in the U.S. The STANDRIDGE difference means that we truly want to partner with our clients to help them save time, save money, and save headaches! Since 2000 we are doing business in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Germany and several other countries in Europe as well as in China and the Philippines and several other countries in Asia. Standridge Logistics & Consulting provides dedicated and expedited trucking, domestic and international air, ocean freight, warehousing and consulting services. Contact us - we do more than just listen!

ElectriCities of North Carolina

The energy behind public power
Headquarter : Raleigh, NC
Corporate Member
ElectriCities is the energy behind public power. For more than 50 years, ElectriCities has helped North Carolina public power communities provide safe, reliable and affordable power to their customers. ElectriCities serves more than 1.2 million people in North Carolina public power communities, including 32 members of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Agency (NCEMPA) and 19 members of N.C. Municipal Power Agency #1 (NCMPA1).


People Before Plans
Headquarter : Marietta, GA
Corporate Member
JMWilliams Contractors is a general contractor that focuses on in- dustrial construction projects in the Southeastern United States. Since 2001, our clients have hired us for our leadership and industry know-how that creates an exceptional building experience and prod- uct. We understand that before a pen has been put to a plan, you’ve already invested a lot and want a partner who understands your needs, requirements, and expectations. Our team has many years of experience in industrial construction and knows what it takes to run a quality job. From manufacturing to production to warehouse construction, our experience and expertise enable us to consistently serve our clients by creating state-of-the- art facilities. At JMWilliams Industrial, we give you peace of mind and build you a great building.

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Data Is Power ... We Supply Both
Headquarter : Winchester, KY
Corporate Member
Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives provide safe reliable electricity to over 2/3 of Kentucky’s communities through a generation mix that includes coal; natural gas; hydro; landfill and solar. In the world of economic development and site selection, we know “Data Is Power” in making business decisions. We assist companies from around the world to make decisions on where to make their next investment. To help, we have created state- of-the-art tools including our award winning mobile app PowerMap with PowerVision drone flights which include digital terrain models as well as virtual buildings to demonstrate the real capabilities of some of the best industrial sites in the United States.

Pacific Gas & Electric

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Headquarter : San Francisco, CA
Corporate Member
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG & E Corporation. There are approximately 24,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

SSOE Group

Making clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money.
Headquarter : Toledo, OH
Corporate Member
SSOE is a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management with extensive experience helping clients navigate their first time building on U.S. soil. SSOE understands the value of early collaboration—from developing criteria to budget alignment. We can work with your site selection team to provide a technical review of potential sites, and are positioned to support your project throughout its lifecycle anywhere in the U.S. using project delivery methods attuned to your expectations. As a Top 10 E/A Firm (BD+C), we have earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to clients in the semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries.

T. W. Frierson Contractor

Creating a foundation for people to thrive
Headquarter : Nashville, TN
Corporate Member
T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc. shares over half a century of expertise with every partner we meet. We offer a full range of construction management, and design-build services including estimates, architectural design assist, and even disaster recovery services. With our home in Nashville, Tennessee, we manage projects of all sizes across the Southeast. Our ownership culture provides our clients with a superior level of customer service, an unmatched level of expertise, and an entrepreneurial spirit driven by innovative thinking. This client focused combination keeps our customers back time and again.

The American Dream – US Visa Service

Go with the Experts
Headquarter : Berlin, Germany
Corporate Member
The American Dream – US Visa Service is Germany’s largest full service agency specialized in U.S. visas including work permits, and entry regulations. Since 1996, the government licensed emigration consultants support medium-sized businesses as well as major corporations with branch offices in the United States throughout the entire visa application process. Together with your personal visa consultant you will establish which visa category works best for the purpose of the stay and finalize it step-by-step. Regardless of whether it is a business trip, employee transfer or work assignment abroad. The service agency offers an extensive service matching your case. It allows direct processing with HR departments, employees, U.S. authorities and business sites in the United States, reducing your workload to a minimum.