Pennsylvania-based heat treatment company to expand operations to Northeast Tennessee, Project represents a $5 million investment in At-Risk Hawkins County

Vulcan Thermal officials announced today the company will invest $5 million to construct a new manufacturing facility at 390 Phipps Bend Road in Surgoinsville. 

The expansion to Northeast Tennessee will create approximately 30 new jobs in Tier 4, At-Risk Hawkins County, and position Vulcan Thermal near a growing industry.

“I am confident that Vulcan Thermal has chosen the best place to position for continued success. The cooperation from the state and local officials, as well as general support from the community, made the decision to invest in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park easy. We are excited to become one of the newest employers in Hawkins County and look forward to many years of growth,” said Benjamin Vrobel, president, Vulcan Thermal, LLC.

Vulcan Thermal, a subsidiary of EHT, Inc., will provide heat treating services to the metal industry.

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, EHT provides heat treatment, steam treatment and vibratory finishing, as well as inspection, packaging and related services to major suppliers in the automotive and agricultural segments. 

Upon completion of its 15,000-square-foot facility in Surgoinsville, the organization will employ nearly 100 people across Pennsylvania and Tennessee. 

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