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Protomet Corporation Plans Rockwood, Tennessee, Operations

Protomet Corporation, a manufacturing, engineering and technology corporation, plans to establish engineering and manufacturing operations in Rockwood, Tennessee. The $25 million project is expected to create 250 jobs in Roane County.

The investment will include the acquisition and retrofit of the former Albahealth building on North Gateway Avenue.

“In the last three decades, Tennessee’s pro-business climate has helped fuel our company’s growth. Today, we are excited to announce the creation of our fourth engineering and manufacturing facility in East Tennessee as we partner with the great people of Rockwood to build a bigger future together,” Protomet Corporation President Jeff Bohanan said.

Protomet designs, engineers and manufactures premium, custom components for manufacturers. Industries served include automotive, boating and homeland security.

“Today’s announcement is exciting for East Tennessee and builds upon the growth this region has experienced this year. Since 2023, the state has landed more than 3,400 jobs in the Greater Knoxville area, and we appreciate Protomet for strengthening that number with 250 new jobs,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter noted.

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