New jobs are on the way to East Tennessee thanks to a major expansion in Claiborne County.

DTR Tennessee plans to invest $9 million dollars to expand its manufacturing facility in Tazewell, adding 60 to 80 new jobs to bring their total employees up to about 800 by the end of 2017.

"Tennessee's automotive sector employs 111,000 people at more than 900 establishments throughout the state, and these numbers are further strengthened when companies like DTR continue to grow and create more jobs for our Team Tennessee workforce," said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd . "It means a great deal when companies choose to locate in Tennessee, but when they expand their presence here, it's a vote of confidence to the many advantages our state has to offer. I thank DTR for its continued investment and congratulate the company on this expansion."

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The company manufactures products for the automotive industry a well as supplies for the IT, electronics and construction industries.

DTR Tennessee also has a manufacturing plant in Greene County that employs more than 900 people.