Center To Train People At Risk Being Built In East Tennessee

LAKE CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A company that specializes in training couriers, business executives and other people in high-risk occupations is being built near Lake City.

The Echota Tactical Training Center will have a secluded campus near the Anderson-Campbell County line, northwest of Knoxville.

Native American-owned Echota Technologies, based in Maryville, plans to build the facility on a 75-acre former coal-processing site.

Company executive vice president James Fish says the new center will train law enforcement personnel, special operations military personnel and Energy Department couriers who transport classified materials.

There will also be courses for company execs who will work in hot spots around the globe.

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