Business is booming in Maury County, where a number of startups have set up shop in recent years, drawn by lower rents, a calmer pace of life and a welcoming community that embraces all things local.
Here are some recent arrivals that call Maury County home.
Take the look and feel of a brewery or distillery – large open spaces, an industrial vibe, customers relaxing in the front while work takes place in the back – then translate it to the manufacturing of tobacco pipes, and you basically have BriarWorks in Columbia.
BriarWorks began in Nashville in 2012 as a pipe-making wholesaler, creating a handcrafted product sold in small batches to retailers worldwide.
“They’re production pipes, but they have a lot more attention to detail and it’s a higher quality than your typical factory pipe,” says Pete Prevost, company president.