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According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, fiberglass pool manufacturer Leisure Pools plans to increase its Knoxville work force to 1,000 in the next decade.

Uday Vaidya
Uday Vaidya

Crucially for the UT-led Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, part of their growth will come from composite materials manufacturing.

The company acquired what had been a Sea Ray Boats facility at Forks of the River Industrial Park, where they held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday featuring area officials and UT Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya.

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