German company to expand in East Tennessee

(WBIR) A German company will build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in East Tennessee.

Wetekam Monofilaments USA purchased a 93,000 square-foot facility in the Jefferson County Industrial Park in Dandridge.

The company said it plans to hire 32 workers and invest several million dollars. The company is one of the largest monofilament yarn manufactures in Europe. The yarns are used in tennis racket strings and fishing lines. They're also used in the automotive and medical industries.


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