Resolute Forest Products Expanding in McMinn County

Calhoun, TN (WDEF) – Resolute Forest Products will bring more jobs to McMinn County.

The company plans to invest $270 million to expand its pulp and paper mill in Calhoun.

They will convert a paper mill into a tissue making operation, including a state of the art tissue machine.

Resolute is already one of the largest employers in the county, and this expansion will add another 105 new jobs.

Governor Bill Haslam say “We want to thank Resolute for expanding in Tennessee and for the new jobs they’re creating in Calhoun and McMinn County.”

“We think it says a lot when companies like Resolute, who can choose to do business anywhere in the world, continue expanding here, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd adds “Resolute and the jobs they provide make a major impact in Calhoun and McMinn County. They’ve been a cornerstone of this community since 1954 and this investment is a big vote of confidence in the quality of our state’s workforce. We’re focused on giving Tennesseans access to quality education so companies like Resolute have a pipeline of talented workers to ensure success for decades to come.”

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