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Weekend edition September 17, 2021 | Kailyn Lamb

Business and Hiring News from the Knoxville Region

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a roundup of business news from throughout the Knoxville region. If you have some business news that you would like to be included in Teknovation Weekend, please email us at

New Hires and Job Openings

  • Arconic: As recently announced in the Knoxville Chamber’s “Economic Conditions Outlook” (ECO) report, Arconic has announced a $100 million expansion to its plant in Alcoa, which will create 200 new jobs. The company is a manufacturer of industrial and aluminum can sheet. Look for our story on the August ECO report in next Saturday’s Teknovation Weekend.
  • Downtown Knoxville: For those interested in working downtown, numerous businesses are hiring for both part-time and full-time opportunities. The Downtown Knoxville website has a career page listing which businesses are hiring, as well as the best way to apply. Learn more here.
  • Kelvion Inc.: The State of Tennessee joined the Knoxville Chamber on September 15 for a ribbon cutting announcing the expansion of Kelvion in Knox County. The company, which is a heat exchanger manufacturer, will create 74 new jobs and invest $3.8 million in Knox County. Kelvion is expanding its facility at Forks of the River Valley Industrial Park, where it established operations three years ago, according to a news release from the Knoxville Chamber. “Nearly fifty percent of new job commitments in East Tennessee are the result of expansions, proving that Tennessee provides the ideal pro-business climate for companies to grow,” said Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “We thank Kelvion for creating more than 70 new family-wage jobs and investing again in Knox County.” Read the full release here.
  • Trust Company of Tennessee: The firm recently hired Connor Cox as a Client Specialist, based out of the Knoxville office. Trust Company of Tennessee helps individuals, families, business owners, and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, investment strategy, and more. “Connor is passionate about connecting with and helping people, which is the foundation of our business,” said Daniel Carter, President of The Trust Company of Tennessee in a news release. “We welcome him to our team as he works with clients help provide financial confidence for their futures.”

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