Dura-Line will open a new manufacturing facility and research and development center in Clinton, Tennessee. The communication and energy infrastructure manufacturer will invest over $25 million and create 70 new jobs in Anderson County. Those jobs will include engineering, research and development and manufacturing jobs.
The 86,800 square foot Clinton facility will function as an R&D center for new techniques for making high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit products used by the telecommunications industry to house fiber optic cable. Dura-Line will conduct research and development that will help the company grow its business worldwide and will also manufacture select high technology products at the Clinton location.
“New products, techniques and materials developed at the Clinton facility will be cascaded to the Dura-Line manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and overseas,” Dura-Line CEO Paresh Chari said. “Dura-Line’s headquarters have been in Knoxville since 1982 and we’re thrilled to expand our East Tennessee footprint and tap into the skilled local workforce to operate this unique facility.”
Dura-Line is the leading international manufacturer and distributer of communication and energy infrastructure products and systems including conduit, cable-in-conduit, pipe and accessories. Dura-Line products provide for protection and fast, safe installation of communication networks, power cables and pressure pipe for a wide array of markets. The company has 20 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico, India, Oman, Europe and South Africa.
Dura-Line is now looking to fill positions. Those interested can apply in person Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1355 Carden Farm Drive in Clinton.