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Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Delivers Full-Steam for UT Campus

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Weems Engineering fabricated and delivered a new steam condensate tank for the UT Knoxville steam plant earlier this summer, bringing the story of some Engineering Vols around full circle. Owner Matt Weems (BS/ME ’10) and partners founded the industrial metal work company in 2012.

“We started with three guys and now have roughly 85 employees,” said Weems, whose main project engineers at Weems are also TCE alumni: Michael Borkowski (BE/ME ’09) and Jordan Allen (BS/ME ’06). “We are definitely a beacon of orange in the north Georgia area.”

Weems enjoyed participating in the Engineering Professional Practice co-op program while at UT, through which he had the opportunity to work for Shaw Industries one summer.

“They ended up offering me a job which I accepted shortly after I graduated,” he said. “Upon receiving an offer, I moved down to Dalton, Georgia, where Shaw has their corporate headquarters.”

Weems worked for Shaw for two years and then moved on to establish his own company, also home-based in Dalton. He was born and raised in Knoxville in an All-Vol family: His mother and sister both went to UT, as well.