Close to 100 new jobs are coming to the Scenic City.

Mueller Water Products said they will expand their operations in Chattanooga, which will create 96 jobs over the next three years.

“I’d like to thank Mueller Water Products for its decision to create jobs and invest further in its operations in Chattanooga,” Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “This expansion speaks volumes to our skilled workforce, Tennessee’s favorable environment for manufacturing companies and the strong partnership among the State, Tennessee Valley Authority and local officials. I’m encouraged by the creation of nearly 100 quality jobs in Chattanooga and look forward to the continued impact Mueller Water Products will have for the citizens of Southeast Tennessee.”

The company will invest in its domestic manufacturing capabilities and introduce additive manufacturing technologies to its foundries.

"The Chattanooga facility expansion is driven by growing demand for water infrastructure products
among municipalities, and will support the expected future demand as America rebuilds its aging infrastructure," a TDEC spokesperson said.

Mueller Water Products plans to begin hiring between January and March 2019. Currently, the company employs over 600 Tennesseans.

“This is an exciting time for our company and we are very pleased to bring more job opportunities to the Chattanooga community,” Scott Hall, president and CEO of Mueller Water Products, said. “The expansion of our Chattanooga facility will allow us to address the growing demand for U.S. manufactured water infrastructure products while also investing in growing cities like Chattanooga.”

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger both spoke about the positives of the expansion.

Berke said the company is helping drive the city's low unemployment.

“Companies like Mueller Water Products are driving Chattanooga’s wage growth and
low unemployment,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said.

Coppinger congratulated the company and talked about its history in Hamilton County.

“Mueller Water Products is a longstanding company locally with a history of creating
solid jobs for Hamilton County residents,” Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger
said. “I congratulate the company on its latest expansion and wish it every success
for the future.”

For more information, visit Mueller Water Products Inc.'s website.