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Elizabethton's A.Y. McDonald breaks ground on expansion

ELIZABETHTON (July 2, 2018) — A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., a leading producer of water works, plumbing, pumps and natural gas products, broke ground Monday on an $8 million expansion that will double the size of its Elizabethton operation and create 36 new jobs.

The Dubuque, Iowa-based company began operating in Elizabethton 19 years ago and employs 144 full-time workers in a 99,000-square-foot facility.

Company officials said the pending expansion, the third at the site, is necessary to accommodate growing production levels.

During the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, Rob McDonald, President and CEO of A.Y. McDonald said, “We are extremely proud to be doubling our Tennessee operation. From our beginning here in 1999, this facility has been managed and operated by Tennessee people. Their efforts have allowed the company to continue to grow and has brought us to this exciting time. This expansion is a tribute to the hard work and ingenuity of our Tennessee co-workers.”

Read the full article at the Johnson City Press.