DTR Tennessee Expands Tazewell Manufacturing Facility

DTR Tennessee's expansion in Tazewell will bring the total employment to nearly 800 people by the end of 2017.

By Adelina Osan, Associate Editor

Tazewell, Tenn.—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DTR Tennessee Inc. recently announced the company’s expansion of its Tazewell manufacturing facility. The additional 66,300 square feet of space will be used for increased business of anti-vibration and sound insulation polyurethane products for the automotive industry in North America.

Randy Boyd
Randy Boyd

Scheduled for completion by November 2016, the expansion will create 60 to 80 new jobs, bringing total employment to nearly 800 by the end of 2017. This is DTR’s fourth expansion since initial construction was complete in 2002. Besides its facility in Claiborne County, DTR Tennessee also has a manufacturing plant in Greene County that employs more than 900 people.

“Tennessee’s automotive sector employs 111,000 people at more than 900 establishments throughout the state, and these numbers are further strengthened when companies like DTR continue to grow and create more jobs for our Team Tennessee workforce,” Boyd said in prepared remarks. “It means a great deal when companies choose to locate in Tennessee, but when they expand their presence here, it’s a vote of confidence to the many advantages our state has to offer. I thank DTR for its continued investment and congratulate the company on this expansion.”

Image courtesy of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development