Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced Monday that 150 new jobs will be created in the Scenic City by Nippon Paint USA. (Image: WTVC)
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced Monday that 150 new jobs will be created in the Scenic City by Nippon Paint USA. Nippon Paint said they will build a LEED-certified site on 29 acres of the former Harriet Tubman public housing site. The plant will produce automotive paint and coatings. The company said they plan to invest $61 million into the development, bringing jobs to the East Chattanooga area over the next five to seven years. Nippon Paint said the average hourly wage for their workers will be $15 to $17 an hour. According to Mayor Berke, this is the first major economic development in that area since 1917.
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