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Eastman Chemical plans $1.6B East Tennessee investment

Eastman.2.JPGSpecialty chemicals maker Eastman Chemical Co. on Wednesday signaled a long-term commitment to East Tennessee with announcement of $1.6 billion plan to modernize its Kingsport, Tenn. facility

The investment will be made over the next seven years and create 300 new jobs, company and state officials said in a news release.

The so-called Project Inspire initiative will include investment in  “new growth opportunities, safety and environmental projects, increased warehouse capacity, building renovations and expansion of its corporate campus,” according to a news release.

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Newell Rubbermaid wants to make you green

Newell Rubbermaid has finally solved one of the most vexing environmental problems of our time — how to properly dispose of old pens.

The Atlanta-based company with a manufacturing operation next door in Maryville, Tenn., has introduced a new line of biodegradable pens and mechanical pencils.

The Paper Mate Biodegradable writing insruments are “made with a majority of biodegradable components, which break down in soil/home compost in about a year,” according to a press release.

I can’t tell you how wonderful this makes me feel.

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