NA Industries, which has a chemical plant in Chattanooga, is closing part of its operations in the city and laying off about 30 employees.
A decision was made to move some production from Chattanooga to the Houston, Texas, area where the company has newer facilities, according to the Japanese-owned venture.
However, plans are to continue to produce fine chemicals at the Chattanooga plant located at Centre South Riverport.
The company said in a news release that the business is reviewing the possibility of adding new product in Chattanooga in the future.
NA Industries has operated in Chattanooga for about 22 years.
See Tuesday’s Times Free Press for more.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...