Mayor Tim Burchett Celebrates Regional Manufacturers

Seventy-five of the region’s manufacturers gathered at Jackson Terminal yesterday for a breakfast hosted by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. The event, part of the nation’s annual Manufacturing Week, celebrated the industry’s impact on area economy. Held Oct. 2-6, Manufacturing Week recognizes current industry contributions and inspires the next generation of manufacturers. Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley is known for its robust and diverse manufacturing industry with companies like Lifetime Products, Leisure Pools and Spas, Fresenius Medical Care, and Bush’s Best operating in the region. During his remarks, Mayor Burchett noted nearly 40,000 workers, or 10 percent of our region’s...

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