More Jobs For Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A French company is expanding its Chattanooga operations to build steam turbines in a move that is expected to create about 350 jobs.

Paris-based Alstom Power Inc. officials say they already have contracts to build the new turbines, some of which will go to new nuclear power plants planned in coming years.

Gov. Phil Bredesen and Economic Development Commissioner Matt Kisbert joined the company to announce the expansion on Monday morning.

A local chamber of commerce spokesman says the project represents an investment of $280 million dollars.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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