James Thomas Expansion
Monday, 9 July 2001
James Thomas Engineering, Inc has announced the construction of a new purpose-built facility for the Knoxville, Tennessee manufacturing company. Phase One of the 60,000sq.ft complex on a 6.28 acre site is underway, specifically designed to house the US manufacturing, administrative, sales, design and production offices. James Thomas’s Mike Garl explained that the move follows a steady increase in business in recent years, and is intended to consolidate, rationalize and further increase the efficiency of their business to their diverse client base.

James Thomas Engineering is a leading manufacturer of structural aluminum trussing, support systems and lighting fixtures for the entertainment industry, and distributes via a world-wide dealer network from its production facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee and Worcester in the UK. The Knoxville operation was founded in 1984 - initially a distributor of the James Thomas Engineering aluminum truss and lighting fixtures imported from the original manufacturing facility in the UK.

To keep pace with a rapidly-expanding customer base and growing demand for its products, in 1990 it was decided to begin manufacturing in Knoxville. Summer 2000 saw the UK operation move into a new, high-tech facility in central Worcester, in the heart of the Midlands. To continue providing the very highest level of service, James Thomas Inc is underscoring the company’s global expansion with the construction of this major new facility in Knoxville. The facility is scheduled to be operational in October 2001.

The new address details are: 10240 Caneel Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37931, USA. Phone: +1 865-692-3060, Fax: +1 865-692-9020

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