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VOL. 129 | NO. 84 | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Glass Factory to Open in Kingsport, Bring 237 Jobs

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – State officials say a glass manufacturing company plans to locate a plant in northeastern Tennessee that will bring more than 200 jobs to the area.

Media reported that Gov. Bill Haslam, Kingsport officials and Heritage Glass announced in a statement on Tuesday that the company would invest $15.8 million in the plant in Sullivan County and create 237 jobs.

"I want to thank Heritage Glass for investing in our state and Sullivan County, and I appreciate the high quality jobs this will create for Tennesseans," Haslam said. "The manufacturing sector is a critical part of the state's strong economy, and this announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs."

Heritage manufactures patterned glass that is used for items such as shower doors and solar panels and ships around the world.

The company says it plans to begin production in July. According to a statement, it plans to hire 120 workers in the weeks after the plant opens and have 237 employees within three years.

"Heritage Glass appreciates the encouragement and support the state of Tennessee, the city of Kingsport, and NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership are providing for this project," Heritage Glass President Eric Kerney said in a statement. "It will quickly bring 120 jobs to the area, and even more jobs after future expansions. The business-friendly approach of Tennessee makes us proud to establish operations here."

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