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Paris Casework Company Expands to Obion County, Creating 200 Jobs

  A Paris, Tennessee-based casework company is expanding their operations to Union City and creating 200 jobs in the process.

Institutional Casework Inc. is investing $6.2 million into the new Obion County manufacturing facility. The company, started in 2006, makes custom steel and wood laboratory casework for schools and the pharmaceutical industry.

Production will begin at the new site early next year, according to a news release issued by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's office. ICI is partnering with the Tennessee Career Center in Union City to host a job fair sometime later this fall.

“We want to thank Institutional Casework Inc. for choosing to expand in Tennessee and the new jobs in Union City and Obion County,” Haslam said, in the release. “Our focus has been not only fostering a business climate that helps businesses be created here but also grow and succeed, and it’s exciting to see companies like ICI thriving and expanding their footprint here in Tennessee.”

The announcement is another step in the right direction for Obion County – the county’s jobless rate has rebounded after its largest employer, Goodyear Tire, closed its Union City plant in 2011.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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