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The Sevier County Economic Development Council welcomes you to Sevier County, Tennessee, a progressive, diversified community nestled at the door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that abounds with natural scenic beauty, warm friendly people, fascinating history and an unlimited variety of outdoor activities.


Sevier County is a community that takes great pride in expanding its cutting-edge technology while carefully preserving its priceless and unique history. The graceful blending of the future and past make it a truly extraordinary community.


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REP Corporation Locating in Sevier County - July 18, 2018

Sevierville, Tennessee - Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters announced today that the national headquarters for REP Corporation will be locating in the Smith-Thomas Technology Park and construction will start soon. The company will employ approximately 20 people locally, including administrative staff, industrial engineers, sales and management. “We are very pleased to welcome REP Corporation to our community. They will provide outstanding jobs for our citizens,” said Waters.

REP International is the leader in the rubber injection molding industry.  REP Corporation is the sales and service center for the United States, Canada and Mexico and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of REP International based in Lyon, France. The company has been in business globally for over 111 years and produces injection molding machines for the rubber industry.

Jim Wirtz and Josh Beachum were appointed as project leaders for REP Corporation over two years ago to search the country for a new location for the company's national headquarters. "We searched the country and many locations for a very long time but ultimately we made the decision to come to Sevier County. The efforts by Mayor Waters and Allen Newton and his team at the Sevier County Economic Development Council were the major contributing factors, and their professionalism and willingness to help at every turn was unsurpassed. We are proud to bring our national headquarters to the area and become a part of the community,” said Wirtz.

“Jim and his team have been an absolute pleasure to work with during the recruiting process.  They will be an outstanding addition to our manufacturing community,” stated Mayor Waters.

“One of the contributing factors for locating REP Corporation in Sevier County was the talent pool for young engineers and the amount of technical programs and educational assistance for these types of trades,” said Beachum.

“REP Corporation is an outstanding international company to work for and will help to diversify the local economy.  We will provide very competitive wages and outstanding benefits and we look forward to becoming a part of this community,” stated Anna Seel, Accounting Director.

Mr. Derek Williams National Sales Director stated “ As our products continue of evolve and clients gravitate to a more southern locale, we see an opportunity to further support these existing transplanted divisions as well as new start-ups that take advantage of our technology and proximity. It remains a win/win for our base and emerging markets.”

Mr. Timothy Graham President of REP Corporation added” We are very excited to be coming to  this area of Tennessee. We have been welcomed with open arms, making us feel we have made the right decision to move here from the Chicago area. We look forward to being able to move as soon as the building is ready.”

At the end of this year Wirtz will be promoted to President of REP Corporation, Mr. Beachum will take on the After Sales Director role and Mr. Derek Williams will take on the role of Vice President of Sales. This location will act as the company's sales, service and management center for North America.

Additional information concerning REP Corporation or for potential employment opportunities please contact Mr. Wirtz at  The website for company information is