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Black & Decker plant in Tennessee to add 250 jobs, upgrades

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker is investing $29 million in upgrades for its Jackson plant and planning to add about 255 new jobs.

The Jackson Sun reports (bit.ly/2sp2kqA) the new upgrades are part of plans to create a model for new advanced manufacturing techniques, systems and processes.

Tim Perra, vice president of communications for Stanley Black & Decker, says the Jackson plant was a good site for the upgrade "because of the volume of people that work here, caliber of people that work here, and the availability of a high-quality workforce."

The company is planning to bring its Jackson-based 500,000-square-foot distribution center back into full service.

The new jobs and investment will be implemented over the next three years.

Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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