Manufacturer breaks ground in West Knox County

Manufacturer breaks ground in West Knox County

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Officials break ground on the new 35,500 sq. ft. facility. Officials break ground on the new 35,500 sq. ft. facility.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A new manufacturing company broke ground Friday on a new facility in West Knox County.

Germany-based BHS Corrugated makes corrugated rolls, the metal cylinders that are used to crimp cardboard to make corrugated cardboard.

The company's new building will be 35,500 sq. ft and once complete, will be home to 40 skilled labor positions.

The facility is the anchor tenant in the Hardin Valley Business Park.

BHS Managing Director Lars Engel traveled from Germany to attend the event.

Construction is expected to finish up in May 2013 and will cost about $5 million.

"For a medium-sized company, this is a big investment so we are really excited," said Engel. "The initial start is only a start and over the years I'm sure that we will grow further and employ more people here in the area."

The company said they plan to remain in East Tennessee long-term and expand the facility and the workforce.

Congressman Jimmy Duncan, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and other local business leaders also attended the ground-breaking ceremony.

 

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