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Tire cord manufacturer expands Chattanooga operations


Kordsa, Inc. officials announced the company will invest $50 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Chattanooga facility. Through this project, Kordsa, Inc. will create 200 new jobs and expand its capacity to convert its products into tire cord fabric. Currently, the Chattanooga facility manufactures Nylon 66 yarn and ships it to North Carolina where it is converted into tire cord fabric and sold to tire manufacturers across the U.S. Kordsa Inc. The U.S. subsidiary of Kordsa develops environmentally friendly products in the tire industry that reduce fuel consumption and provide better wet grip. Additionally, the company develops technologies that allow for lighter cars, performing with lower fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions in the composite industry.