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83 new jobs coming to Erwin plant, $1.3 million investment

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Impact Plastics President Jerry O'Connor announces a $1.3 million dollar investment to Governor Bill Haslam. Impact Plastics President Jerry O'Connor announces a $1.3 million dollar investment to Governor Bill Haslam.
(Source: Impact Plastics Website) (Source: Impact Plastics Website)
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ERWIN, TN (WJHL) -

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam made a stop in the Tri-Cities region today for a bit of good economic news.

Impact Plastics President Jerry O'Connor announced that his business is making a $1.3 Million dollar investment, which will bring 83 new jobs to the Erwin plant over the next three years.

O'Connor told Haslam the expansion is due in large part to new contracts with automotive companies.

In recent years, Tennessee has opened a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and a Nissan plant in Smyrna.

"Automotive, when you add jobs there," says Haslam, "all of the supplier parts tend to come and gather around them, so automotive is one of the reasons Tennessee led the Southeast last year in new manufacturing jobs created."

Impact Plastics currently has 37 full-time employees, meaning this expansion will more than triple their workforce.

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