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Cleveland factory renovation to bring 168 new jobs

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CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -- More than 150new jobs are coming to a Cleveland manufacturing facility.

Governor BillHaslam and Renfro Corporation officials announced the renovation of Cleveland'smanufacturing facility.

The renovationwill create 168 jobs over five years.

Therenovation is part of the Jobs4TN economic development strategy.

"Thisannouncement helps us in our efforts to make Tennessee the No. 1 location inthe Southeast for high quality jobs," says Haslam.

Renfro is thelicensee for brands including Fruit of the Loom, Dr. Scholl's, RalphLauren/Lauren Polo, Copper Sole, Wrangler, Sperry, Russell, Jerzees, Spalding,Bike and Carhartt. They also own K. Bell and Hot Sox and employ 5,000people worldwide.

Therenovation and job creation is scheduled to be completed by January 2016.

Personsinterested in applying for the new manufacturing positions should apply inperson at the Athens Career Center or online at www.tennessee.gov and click on the link for jobopenings.

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