Newell Rubbermaid opens new ink plant in Tennessee

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 11:27 AM

Writing pen maker Newell Rubbermaid has opened its new ink plant in Manchester.

The company announced Thursday that its Liquid Manufacturing and Technology Center was operating in the Coffee County Industrial Park.

The new plant is manufacturing ink for use in the company's Sharpie markers and Paper Mate pens.

Company officials said the plant contains 67,240 square feet of space.

The Atlanta-based company moved workers from its former ink plant in Shelbyville to the new facility, about 20 miles away, and said it expected to expand employment later.

Newell Rubbermaid makes markers at its plant in Maryville and maintains a distribution center in Shelbyville.