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Paper Manufacturer Invests $270M In McMinn Co. Expansion

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:40:12-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A global paper products manufacturer has announced plans to invest $270 million to expand its current operations in McMinn County and create more than 100 jobs.

Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that Resolute Forest Products U.S. Inc. will undertake a major expansion at its pulp and paper mill in Calhoun.

Officials said the new state-of-the-art facility will manufacture about 60,000 metric tons per year of at-home, premium bath tissue and towel, focused on the growing private label market.

Construction will begin this month, with production expected to start in the first quarter of 2017.

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