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Parkdale Mills Invests $120 Million To Expand Its Mountain City, Tennessee, Manufacturing Plant

A leader in the spun yarn industry, Parkdale Mills will invest $120 million to expand its Mountain City operations making it the company’s largest ring spinning installation. In order to accommodate the expansion, Parkdale Mills will increase its existing footprint to include an additional 222,158 square feet and create 80 new jobs in Johnson County, Tennessee.

The company’s Mountain City location primarily produces yarn used for outerwear, innerwear and t-shirts. The expansion will include replacing all existing manufacturing equipment and increasing the facility size. Construction will begin immediately with plans for new technology and equipment to be installed in July 2015.

“Parkdale Mills is grateful for the opportunity that has been provided by the state of Tennessee and Johnson County to further invest in our future,” Parkdale Mills President Charles Heilig said. “Our associates deserve this opportunity to create another world class operation that fits within Parkdale’s manufacturing footprint. This project will near its completion on our company’s hundredth birthday, and we could not imagine a better community to celebrate this milestone with.”

“Parkdale Mills is the largest manufacturer in Johnson County, and today’s announcement is a tremendous uplift for the area’s citizens and its outstanding workforce,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd. “This is great news for Mountain City, and we’re thankful to Parkdale Mills for choosing to further invest in our state and create more jobs for Tennesseans.”

Tennessee Valley Authority and Mountain Electric Cooperative congratulate Parkdale Mills on its decision to make a major expansion that will create additional jobs in Johnson County,” John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development, said. “We are pleased to partner with the state of Tennessee, Mountain City and Johnson County officials to help facilitate Parkdale’s growth and continued success.”

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