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Canadian company to invest $7M, create more than 50 jobs in Hawkins

RMC Advanced Technologies announced plans Wednesday to locate their U.S. headquarters in Hawkins County, Tennessee with a $7 million investment. (T. Culbertson, WCYB)

Canadian-based manufacturer RMC Advanced Technologies announced plans Wednesday to locate its U.S. headquarters in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Company and state officials said the $7 million investment in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in Surgoinsville will create 54 new jobs.

"It means a great deal deal that another international-based company has chosen our state for its new operations. Tennessee is home to more than 70 Canadian-owned companies that employ approximately 8,000 Tennesseans and we appreciate RMC for creating 54 new jobs in our state and Surgoinsville," said Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in the report.

RMC is a subsidiary of Sigma Industries Inc. and produces composite components for the heavy-duty truck, coach, transit and bus, machinery, agriculture and wind energy markets, according to company data. They have been in operation in Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada.

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