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Local Officials gather at the site of the former Whitley Plant last Thursday to officially welcome the new company, Franklin Tubular Products Inc.

The new company, owned by Tricorn Group which is based in the United Kingdom, specializes as a manufacturer of manipulated tubular assemblies.

The company purchases the Whitley operation, saving nearly 100 jobs. Over the next three years, Franklin Tubular Products stands to bring 30 additional jobs to Macon County and invest $4 million in operational costs.

Pictured L-R: Macon County EDC Chairman Ed Shatley, Franklin Tubular Plant Manager Raymond Page, Franklin Aldermen Sissy Patillo, Verlin Curtis and Joyce Handley, Tricorn CFO Phil Lee, Tricorn CEO Mike Welburn, County Commissioner Ron Haven, Franklin Mayor Joe Collins, County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, Macon County EDC Director Tommy Jenkins and Macon County Manager Jack Horton.

Photo by Brittney Parker

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