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Turkey-Based Kordsa Expands Chattanooga, Tennessee, Manufacturing Plant

Kordsa, Inc., a Turkey-based manufacturer of industrial nylon and polyester yarn, tire cord fabric and single end cord, will expand its manufacturing operations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The $50 million project is expected to create 200 jobs.

The investment will include additional capacity to convert products into tire cord fabric. The facility currently manufactures Nylon 66 yarn and ships it to North Carolina where it is converted into tire cord fabric and sold to tire manufacturers across the U.S.

“Kordsa Inc. is excited to announce that we are committed to providing growth opportunities at our Chattanooga facility. At Kordsa, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength, and we are proud of being able to create many new jobs in the future. Our Kordsa Facility wants to continue the development of our business and our community for generations to come,” Kadir Toplu, COO, Kordsa, Inc. said.

Kordsa Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Kordsa, develops environmentally friendly products in the tire industry that reduce fuel consumption and provide better wet grip. Additionally, the company develops technologies that allow for lighter cars, performing with lower fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions in the composite industry.

“We are grateful Kordsa, Inc. has chosen to further invest in Hamilton County. This is a global company that we are proud to have in Tennessee, and we believe Chattanooga will continue to be the ideal location for this company’s future growth and success,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter noted.

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