Economic & Community Development

Sekisui Plastics to Open Second Facility in Maury County

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 07:32 am

Japan-based Company to Invest $3 Million, Create 25 New Jobs Over Four Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently joined with Sekisui Plastics officials to announce the company’s decision to locate a second manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. The Japan-based company will invest $3 million and create 25 new jobs over a four year period.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Sumner Officials Congratulate ABC Group Fuel Systems on Expansion

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 01:39 pm

Automotive Supplier to Invest $5 Million, Create 114 New Jobs at Gallatin Plant

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Sumner County officials in congratulating ABC Group Fuel Systems on their decision to expand their current facility in Gallatin, Tenn. The expansion represents a $5 million investment by the company and will create 114 new jobs. ABC Group Fuel Systems is a Tier 1 manufacturer of plastic fuel tank systems and urea systems for automotive and non-automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Michigan-based Automotive Supplier Plans $23 Million Investment in Perry County

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 08:43 am

Manufacturing Facility to Create 400 Jobs Over Five Years

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Perry County to welcome NYX, Inc., a Michigan-based automotive supplier, to Linden, Tenn. The company, who also owns Bates, LLC, an existing automotive manufacturing facility in Lobelville, Tenn., is planning a $23 million manufacturing facility to produce injection molded plastics for a wide variety of automotive manufacturers beginning in early 2012, creating 400 jobs over a five-year period.

ECD Announces Competitive Grant Opportunity for Jobs4TN Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | 08:55 am

Applications for Nine Regional Accelerators Accepted Through Sept. 30th

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced that the department is accepting applications for a competitive grant to support nine regional business accelerators across the state. Interested parties are encouraged to file a letter of intent with the department by Sept. 6th at 5 p.m. CST; applications are due Sept. 30th at 5 p.m., CST.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Sullivan Officials Welcome C&F Group to Kingsport

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 04:00 pm

Auto Exterior Trim Supplier to Invest $12.5 Million, Create 450 New Jobs Over Four Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Sullivan County officials in announcing the decision by C&F Group to locate a manufacturing facility in Kingsport, Tenn. The Ireland-based company will invest $12.5 million and create 450 new jobs over a four year period. The Kingsport facility will be the company’s first U.S. location.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Shelby County Officials Announce Expansion of Kruger

Friday, August 19, 2011 | 03:21 pm

Company to Invest $316 Million, Create 100 New Jobs in Memphis

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Shelby County officials today joined with representatives from Kruger to announce plans by the company to expand its existing Memphis mill. The company will invest $316 million to implement state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, thereby increasing its production capacity by 18 percent. The expansion will create 100 direct jobs in Memphis, as well as protect 2,400 existing jobs in the company’s facilities in both the U.S. and Canada.

Meritor Plans Expansion of Morristown Facility

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 07:29 am

Company Invests $26.6 Million, Will Bring 29 New Jobs to the Area

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with local officials in applauding Meritor, Inc.’s decision to expand its precision forging manufacturing operations in Morristown, Tenn. The company confirmed today an investment of $26.6 million in new production equipment to serve the needs of the North American commercial truck market.

Governor, Commissioner Hagerty, Lauderdale County Welcome Quaprotek to Ripley

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 03:27 pm

Auto Supplier to Invest $22 Million, Create 126 New Jobs Over Five Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Lauderdale County officials in announcing the decision by Quaprotek USA to locate a manufacturing facility for the production of metal parts for vehicles, engines and power trains in Ripley, Tenn. The German-based company will invest $22 million to fit out a 63,000 square foot existing building on Highland Street in Ripley, creating 126 jobs over a five year period to supply leading manufacturers within the automotive industry.

Tennessee Ranked No. 1 in Automotive Manufacturing Strength for Second Year in a Row

Friday, August 05, 2011 | 12:57 pm

Business Facilities 2011 State Rankings Released; State Also Honored for Transportation Infrastructure, Economic Growth Potential, Business Climate

NASHVILLE – Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has issued its annual 2011 State Rankings Report, and Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength for a second consecutive year. Tennessee also earned high honors for Transportation Infrastructure, Economic Growth Potential and Business Climate.