REP Corporation Locating in Sevier County
Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters announced that the national headquarters for REP Corporation will be locating in the Smith-Thomas Technology Park and construction will start soon. The company will employ approximately 20 people locally, including administrative staff, industrial engineers, sales and management. “We are very pleased to welcome REP Corporation to our community. They will provide outstanding jobs for our citizens,” said Waters.
REP International is the leader in the rubber injection molding industry. REP Corporation is the sales and service center for the United States, Canada and Mexico and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of REP International based in Lyon, France. The company has been in business globally for over 111 years and produces injection molding machines for the rubber industry.
Jim Wirtz and Josh Beachum were appointed as project leaders for REP Corporation over two years ago to search the country for a new location for the company's national headquarters. "We searched the country and many locations for a very long time but ultimately we made the decision to come to Sevier County. The efforts by Mayor Waters and Allen Newton and his team at the Sevier County Economic Development Council were the major contributing factors, and their professionalism and willingness to help at every turn was unsurpassed. We are proud to bring our national headquarters to the area and become a part of the community,” said Wirtz.
“One of the contributing factors for locating REP Corporation in Sevier County was the talent pool for young engineers and the amount of technical programs and educational assistance for these types of trades,” said Beachum.
This location will act as the company's sales, service and management center for North America.
Source: Sevier County
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Published July 20, 2018