State notice: More than 200 layoffs at TEC Industrial in Kingsport

TEC Industrial (T. Davis, WCYB)

A state report says more than 200 workers at a Kingsport industrial business will lose their jobs next week.

The statement from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development said TEC Industrial filed notice of a permanent layoff effective July 16 that impacts 238 workers at their facility located on Konnarock Road in downtown Kingsport.

The Local Workforce Area 1 rapid response team was notified to offer assistance to displaced workers, the report said.

WCYB has reached out to the company for an official comment on the layoffs.

According to information on the TEC website, the company has two operation centers in Kingsport and Greenville, South Carolina and officials had moved into a new 20,000-square foot corporate headquarters in Kingsport in 2015.

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