By Joe King, [email protected]

construction in Seymour

Construction of new businesses in Seymour is another sign of area growth. (The Herald/ Joe King)

There is no doubt Seymour is growing and new developments springing up are a strong indication the community isn’t even close to being done expanding.

One such example of this growth is construction of an automotive repair shop just near the Knox County line called County Line Garage.

“This is close to the Knoxville side, but I will also get some Blount County areas and of course Seymour,” said Brandon Libbrecht, the owner of the new business.

Libbrecht also said he chose the location because it is close to an auto parts store as well as his Seymour residence.

web DSC_1654“Seymour is most definitely growing,” Libbrecht added. “I’ve been here since I was in second grade, and it has grown a lot.”

Even though the hull of the building is erected, Libbrecht said before County Line Garage is up and running he will need to run sewage and piping as well as add garage doors and signage.

“I hope by the middle of summer to open up,” he said. “I’m going to see how many employees I need and go from there.”

But Libbrecht’s garage isn’t the only sign of growth on the block. Right next to County Line Garage, Timothy Vaughn is already laying the groundwork for the fifth location of Self Storage, a division of Garage Builders of Tennessee.

web DSC_1659Vaughn said he chose Seymour as the location for the next level of his business for many reasons.

“The location is in proximity of the other ones, so I can manage them in the loop. There is heavy traffic, a turn lane, a level lot, and the opportunity to buy the lot to fit the facility,” Vaughn said. “Seymour is a growing community, so this is a good place for this location.”

Vaungh, like Libbercht, is estimating his business will be up and running by the summer.

“We’ve been digging footers and KUB just installed the lights,” he said.

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