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Protomet to open third East Tennessee facility in Rockwood


Protomet Corporation officials announced the company will expand its footprint in East Tennessee by establishing engineering and manufacturing operations in Rockwood. Protomet will create 250 new jobs and invest $25 million as the company acquires and retrofits the former Albahealth building on North Gateway Avenue. The Rockwood facility will be state-of-the art, joining and supporting Protomet’s other manufacturing operations in Loudon and Oak Ridge. Protomet Corporation is a manufacturing, engineering and technology corporation headquartered in Loudon. Protomet serves an array of customers, including automotive, boating and homeland security. With the additional plant in Rockwood, Protomet will employ more than 500 Tennesseans.