A company that has decided to relocate to Sevierville will add about 100 new jobs while still keeping 124 employees.

LISEGA, a specialist for pipe supports for the major plant engineering and construction will invest $10 million to relocate from Newport to Sevierville, creating.

The company will build a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in the Smith-Thomas Technology Park near Interstate 40.

"Cocke and Sevier counties worked in close collaboration to keep these jobs in the same division of the state, and their efforts represent perfectly the kind of cooperation among counties that Gov. Bredesen and I are trying to develop," said state Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber in a press release.  

"In order to retain these jobs for the people of Cocke County, we partnered with Sevier County with the assurance from Lisega that anyone wanting to retain their job could do so," said Cocke County State Rep. Eddie Yokely.

LISEGA, is headquartered in Zeven, Germany and was founded in 1964. Its standard products include hangers, spring hangers and heavy-duty shock absorbers. The German manufacturing company Lisega's presence in Tennessee is its only one in the U.S.

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