Advanced Manufacturing

May 01, 2023

Kordsa plans $50 million Chattanooga expansion, adds 200 jobs

The tire nylon manufacturer Kordsa, which took over part of the former DuPont plant in Hixson nearly a decade ago, announced Tuesday it is investing $50 million to expand nylon production at its Chattanooga plant.

Kordsa Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Kordsa, said the expansion will add 200 more jobs in Chattanooga and increase its capacity to convert its products into tire cord fabric. The Chattanooga facility 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 United States. Click here to learn more.

 

Chattanooga Times Free Press by Staff report

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Chattanooga ranks as a top city for EV industry development

The Chattanooga region is one of the three best sites in the United States to attract new electric vehicle equipment manufacturing and jobs as a national company cites the Scenic City’s low operating costs. Of 30 metros nationally that The Boyd Co. names as poised to woo such new investment, operating costs are the lowest in the Chattanooga area. The metro’s total annual cost was put at $43,727 per employee for a 150,000-square-foot EV manufacturing facility employing 500 workers, with the location consultant calling the region the best in the central/southern U.S. Click here to learn more.

 

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Trenton Pressing is investing $10 million and adding about 20 more employees to its workforce of 220

Trenton Pressing broke ground Thursday on a $10 million facility to expand its manufacturing. It will add 20 new jobs upon the expansion. The facility will be 105,000 square feet. It will also help the company expand its assembly services and increase its manufacturing capacity. Construction should be completed by December of this year, according to the company. They added that this expansion will allow them to better service their growth and meet manufacturing needs. Their clients include BMW, Club Car, and ZF, among others. Click here to learn more.

 

By WDEF.COM – Courtney Goins

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Qcells is investing over $2.5 billion at its plant in the Carbondale Industrial Park

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Dalton, Georgia, on April 6th, 2023 to lift up the Carpet Capital as an example of how the green energy economy can help rebuild America’s manufacturing strength.

Dalton is getting 2,500 new jobs from one of the biggest new business investments ever in Northwest Georgia. Qcells is investing over $2.5 billion at its plant in the Carbondale Industrial Park and at another facility being built 40 miles south in Cartersville, Georgia.  Click here to read more.

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Duracell will invest $25M in Cleveland plant, adding 25 jobs

Duracell Manufacturing plans to invest $25 million to expand its existing battery component-making operations in Cleveland, Tennessee, and create 25 new jobs. The expansion will support Duracell’s LaGrange, Georgia, site by providing strategic battery components supply and allow the company to meet and exceed its growing North American battery demand, according to the company. Click here to learn more.

 

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Mar 20, 2023

BIG VALLEY BRANDS, LLC TO EXPAND MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN SEQUATCHIE COUNTY

Big Valley Air will invest $1.4 million and create 30 new jobs in Tier 4, At-Risk Sequatchie County.

Through the expansion, Big Valley Air will construct a 17,000-square-foot facility at its existing operations on Little Ponderosa Trail in Dunlap. The new plant will house all the company’s parachute manufacturing and allow Big Valley Air to increase production and broaden its customer base.

Founded in 2021 and headquartered in Dunlap, Tennessee, Big Valley Brands, LLC is a high-performance parachute manufacturer for sport jumpers and militaries throughout the world. Click here to learn more.

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Cleveland, Tennessee, lands 840 jobs in new food plant – SK FOOD GROUP

SK Food Group plans to create 840 jobs as it invests $205 million in a factory at Spring Branch Industrial Park off Interstate 75, said company President Dustin Dixon at a news conference.

He said the planned 525,000-square-foot factory will be larger than the Arizona-based company’s other three production sites combined. The plant will make sandwiches and other prepared foods for a variety of brands in the United States and Canada, Dixon said. Click here to learn more. – Chattanooga Times Free Press

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