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Global Green Lighting Will Assemble In Chattanooga

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A streetlight manufacturer is bringing back work from abroad, creating up to 250 jobs in Chattanooga.

Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined Global Green Lighting CEO Don Lepard in making the announcement Tuesday.

Global Green Lighting will assemble its wireless radio controlled lighting at a newly established plant in Chattanooga. The assemblies use light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, to reduce the use of electricity.

The company recently acquired a 180,000-square-foot manufacturing building in the city and will set up lines to assemble its flagship product.

The expansion will create 40 new jobs immediately. By the end of 2013, GGL expects to hire 160 assembly workers. The company also expects to hire 50 people for sales, marketing, customer service and equipment maintenance.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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