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Vulcan Thermal Plans Surgoinsville, Tennessee, Manufacturing Operations

Vulcan Thermal, a subsidiary of EHT, Inc., plans to establish operations at Phipps Bend Industrial Park in Surgoinsville, Tennessee. The $5 million project is expected to create approximately 30 jobs in Hawkins County.

The investment will include the construction of a new 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility which will provide heat treating services to the metal industry.

“I am confident that Vulcan Thermal has chosen the best place to position for continued success. The cooperation from the state and local officials, as well as general support from the community, made the decision to invest in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park easy. We are excited to become one of the newest employers in Hawkins County and look forward to many years of growth,” Benjamin Vrobel, president, Vulcan Thermal said.

Vulcan Thermal provides heat treatment, steam treatment and vibratory finishing, as well as inspection, packaging and related services to major suppliers in the automotive and agricultural segments.

“Vulcan Thermal’s decision to expand operations to Tennessee is reflective of our state’s strong business climate and skilled workforce. We welcome the company to Surgoinsville and look forward to the impact it will create for Tennesseans in Hawkins County,” noted TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter.

“TVA and Holston Electric Cooperative congratulate Vulcan Thermal on its decision to establish operations jobs in Hawkins County. Helping to attract and retain companies that create jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board, Networks Sullivan Partnership and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” added John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development.

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