Dura-Line Plans Clinton, Tennessee, Manufacturing-Development Center
The communication and energy infrastructure manufacturer will invest over $25 million and create 70 new jobs in Anderson County. Those jobs will include engineering, research and development and manufacturing jobs.
The 86,800 square foot Clinton facility will function as an R&D center for new techniques for making high-density polyethylene conduit products used by the telecommunications industry to house fiber optic cable. Dura-Line will conduct research and development that will help the company grow its business worldwide and will also manufacture select high technology products at the Clinton location.
“New products, techniques and materials developed at the Clinton facility will be cascaded to the Dura-Line manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and overseas,” Dura-Line CEO Paresh Chari said. “Dura-Line’s headquarters have been in Knoxville since 1982 and we’re thrilled to expand our East Tennessee footprint and tap into the skilled local workforce to operate this unique facility.”
“I want to thank Dura-Line for choosing to open a new facility in Anderson County,” Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “When companies choose to grow their business in our state, it reinforces our commitment to aligning the training and education of Tennessee’s workforce with specialized job opportunities for employers like Dura-Line. It is rewarding to see Dura-Line’s continued success and growth.”
“As the importance and necessity of telecommunications only continues to grow, we are excited to welcome a visionary company like Dura-Line to Anderson County and are enthusiastic about their plans for further research and development here,” Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank said. “We are thankful for the entire Dura-Line team, Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd, Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development and the efforts of our local economic development team.”
“Tennessee Valley Authority and Clinton Utilities Board congratulate and welcome Dura-Line to Clinton, Tennessee,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are excited to partner with Anderson County Economic Development Association, the city of Clinton and Anderson County, and the state of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help companies create new jobs in the community.”
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