PINEY FLATS, TN (WJHL) – KPS Global LLC and state officials announced Tuesday the company will invest $1.5 million to expand in Sullivan County and create 64 news jobs.
Also, KPS Global will locate a portion of its operations to a second building in the same industrial park — expanding both the manufacturing and warehousing areas.
“With this expansion, KPS Global has also signed a new lease on the facility and is committed to growing the business and volume of work being performed in the newly expanded facility,” Trey Cown, KPS Global vice president of operations, said. “KPS Global LLC has added many new positions over the past year and will look to continue to add jobs with the anticipated growth.”
Construction on the expansion work is expected to be completed by early 2017.
“This is a huge vote of confidence in the Piney Flats team and Tri-Cities communities,” KPS Global Plant Manager Rick Newberry added.
KPS has been in Sullivan County for 20 years. It manufactures and installs walk-in cooler products and environmental chambers – serving supermarkets, convenience store, scientific and industrial markets.
“KPS Global had some other compelling options in the Southeast and East Coast to make this move, not to mention buildings and sites in Northeast Tennessee, but because of the productivity of its Piney Flats workforce, its leadership made the decision to expand the current facility and that speaks volumes,” Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable said.