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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 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 247 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 163 6,600
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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