Kordsa Inc. slated to acquire Chattanooga's Invista plant, state says

The manufacturing plant on Access Road that houses Invista and Kordsa is seen in this 2015 file photo

Chattanooga's Invista manufacturing plant, for many years known as the DuPont facility, soon may get a new owner.

Kordsa Inc., which operates in a portion of the North Access Road nylon fiber facility, is slated to acquire the assets and operations of the plant from Invista in mid-May, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The information is included in an application to transfer a hazardous waste corrective action permit from Invista to Kordsa.

"Kordsa Inc. will take responsibility for the corrective action as the permittee under the [permit]," said the document. The original permit was issued in 2008, according to the state.

Kordsa officials couldn't be reached for comment on Friday. Invista did not respond to inquiries seeking comment.

But, late last year, Kordsa officials said they were negotiating to buy its space at the plant and much of the rest of the facility.