May 31, 2022–5:50 p.m.
Dixie Specialty Fiber has shuttered its manufacturing facility in Trion.
The closing of the business affected around 80 workers and also was a blow to the Trion Industrial Park.
The Town of Trion had donated twelve acres of land from the park to the company.
The company, which was founded in 2018, also received a large tax abatement from the town.
The death of one of the owners of the company shortly after manufacturing began in Trion and the COVID-19 pandemic have been cited as reasons for the closing of the facility.