Owner of burned Knoxville factory looking for new home

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The owner of a Knoxville factory that burned down late Sunday night is looking for a new site to serve as their new operations center.

In a news release e-mailed to volunteertv.com Sports Belle owner Jesse Lee says he told and administrators spent the day notifying employees, sales representatives, and dealers that the company is still in operation.

Lee says all football and basketball orders will be met. He says solicitation of baseball orders has been suspended due to
time constraints.

A temporary base has been set up next door to the burned out factory, in space provided by Powell Auction and Realty, according to Lee. He says he is in the process of finding a new building.

“We are working as quickly as we can to find a new location and get back to the business of making uniforms, and in the process putting as many of our employees as possible back to work,” said Lee.

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