Tennessee-based engineering and manufacturing corporation to create 250 new jobs in Roane County, locate operations in the former Albahealth building

Protomet Corporation will expand its footprint in East Tennessee by establishing engineering and manufacturing operations in Rockwood. 

“In the last three decades, Tennessee’s pro-business climate has helped fuel our company’s growth. Today, we are excited to announce the creation of our fourth engineering and manufacturing facility in East Tennessee as we partner with the great people of Rockwood to build a bigger future together,” saidProtomet Corporation President Jeff Bohanan.

Protomet will create 250 new jobs and invest $25 million as the company acquires and retrofits the former Albahealth building on North Gateway Avenue. 

The Roane County facility will be state-of-the art, joining and supporting Protomet’s other manufacturing operations in Loudon and Anderson counties.

Protomet Corporation is a manufacturing, engineering and technology corporation headquartered in Loudon, Tennessee. Protomet serves an array of customers, including automotive, boating and homeland security.

With the additional plant in Rockwood, Protomet will employ more than 500 Tennesseans.

“When you are the mayor of a small town, bad news travels fast. When we got the word Albahealth was closing, it was devastating. Families that worked there for generations were suddenly faced without a job. Then when we heard Protomet was considering buying the property, it was the best news we could ever even imagine. We are so excited to have them in our community and look forward to working with them. This will be a giant economic boost for our city, county and this region. Protomet is made up of a good bunch of people, and we welcome them to our city with open arms,” said Rockwood Mayor Jason Jolly.

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