Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 

In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Eastman Chemical, Domtar, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, the City of Kingsport, and Northeast State formed the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) to establish the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM). RCAM is a 26,000 square-foot facility that combines classroom, online, and hands-on instruction in advanced manufacturing skill areas. Operating under AMP's shared leadership model, RCAM opened in fall 2009.