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Plastic owl factory moves from abroad to East Tenn.
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(WBIR) A manufacturing company is bringing one of its products from across the ocean to East Tennessee.

Dalen Products moved some of its plastic owl manufacturing to Knox County in September. This week, they will begin shipping out the East Tennessee-made products.

Company leaders say they're happy to move the work from abroad to here in the United States.

"We've attempted to bring the rotating head owl back from China before, and we were unsuccessful because of cost. But this time with Wal-Mart's support, they gave us additional stores for us to be able to put the product in, we were able to finally do it," Nancy Taylor, director of sales and marketing for Dalen Products, said.

Dalen Products has operated out of East Tennessee for 40 years. The plastic owls have been produced in China for about 15 years.

The new factory is located off Lovell Road in west Knox County.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the plastic owls have been produced in China for 40 years. We apologize for the error.


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