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Parker Trutec MMI Expands Kodak, Tennessee, Production-Operations

Parker Trutec MMI, Inc. will expand its manufacturing and distribution operations at I-40 Industrial Park in Sevier County, Tennessee. The $12 million project is expected to create 48 jobs over the next five years.

The company which currently operates at 134 River Bend Drive in Sevierville, will construct a new 54,000-square-foot facility in Kodak. The site will specialize in surface treatment and cleaning operations for the automotive industry. Parker Trutec also plans to dedicate 5,000 square feet of its new facility to warehousing and distribution.

“As a local citizen working a lifetime in manufacturing, I’m truly grateful to have the opportunity to expand our operations in Sevier County. Our new facility, situated in the I-40 Industrial Park, will provide Parker Trutec with a strategic location to serve our customers throughout the southeastern U.S,” Phil Whaley, president, Parker Trutec MMI, Inc. said.

Founded in 1988, Parker Trutec, a subsidiary of Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., strives to provide its customers with solutions to minimize or eliminate inherent metal limitations. The company currently employs roughly 500 people across its operations in Arkansas, Tennessee and Ohio.

“The quality of life that can be attained in Tennessee is one of the top reasons businesses like Parker Trutec are locating and expanding across our state. We are proud to have this company call East Tennessee home and look forward to seeing its continued growth and success in Sevier County,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

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