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VOL. 129 | NO. 138 | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Footwear Factory Closing in Eastern Tennessee

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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) – A footwear factory in eastern Tennessee has begun shut down operations in a closure that will put 53 workers out of jobs.

The Citizen Tribune reported that Wellco Enterprises notified employees by letter that its Morristown location will close.

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce President Marshall Ramsey says the plant closure is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

Wellco was established in Morristown in 2010, at the 100,000 square-foot former site of BOS Automotive to manufacture army combat footwear.

Ramsey says the building is in good shape and other companies have already expressed interest in moving into the space. Ramsey declined to identify the interested parties.

Information from: Citizen Tribune, www.citizentribune.com

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PROPERTY SALES 105 440 14,952
MORTGAGES 136 529 18,920
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 173 855 32,218
BANKRUPTCIES 61 283 11,146
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 111 4,811
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 51 502 18,230
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