Rogersville plant expanding
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:01 pm
Sam Dong Inc. has announced it is opening a second manufacturing facility in Rogersville, investing $2.8 million over the next three years and creating 85 production and maintenance jobs, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty.
“Our Jobs4TN strategy focuses on expanding existing Tennessee businesses, because our research has shown the overwhelming majority of jobs created in our state come from businesses already here,” Haslam said.
Sam Dong Inc. produces specialty magnet copper wiring products used in the production of transformers, motors and generators.
The existing Rogersville facility opened in 2008 and currently employs 207 people and is the company’s first U.S. facility.
Sam Dong Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in South Korea, with three South Korean facilities and two plants in the U.S.
“With increasing customer demand as well as an overall increased market share in the North American market, Rogersville was the obvious choice for our expansion,” Sun Gi Park, vice president and general manager of Sam Dong Inc., said. Hiring for the additional 85 positions has already begun and will continue through 2012.