Texas swimming pool company to bring jobs to Knox County

Texas swimming pool company to bring more than 200 jobs to Knox County

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Texas swimming pool company is opening a manufacturing facility and moving its corporate headquarters to Knox County, creating 240 jobs in the process.

Officials at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce say Leisure Pools is acquiring a manufacturing facility at the Forks of the River Industrial Park that was previously the home of boat maker Sea Ray.

The company plans to use the facility to build composite swimming pools.

Chamber officials also say the company is moving its corporate headquarters to Knoxville.

A formal press conference with state of Tennessee officials is scheduled for Wednesday.

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