Posted by: Jennifer McEachern
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Multimatic Tennessee LLC officials announced today the company will locate new automotive manufacturing operations in Lewisburg. Multimatic will invest more than $20 million in building upgrades and new robotic welding infrastructure and create 181 new jobs in Marshall County.
“We want to welcome Multimatic to Tennessee and thank them for the investment in Marshall County and the new jobs that will be created in Lewisburg,” Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee, we work to create a business-friendly environment that attracts new companies to the state while helping them grow and succeed, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Home to more than 900 automotive suppliers and manufacturers, Tennessee is known worldwide for its strength and momentum in the automotive sector,” Boyd said. “It means a great deal when a global company like Multimatic chooses to grow its operations and invest in our state, and we thank the company for creating these new jobs in Lewisburg and Marshall County.”
Multimatic is a global corporation supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. Products to be made at the Lewisburg facility will include instrument panel structures, rocker braces and upper and lower tie bar supports.
“We were initially drawn to Tennessee to support the production and supply requirements of an important customer to Multimatic,” Sam Bozzo, vice president, Multimatic Structures and Suspension, said. “From the time that a site was identified in Lewisburg, our team has been impressed with the city and the support received from the state and the Department of Economic and Community Development.”
"We are proud to welcome Multimatic to our industrial family," Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham said. "Multimatic is a great company providing high-quality jobs to our community. The state of Tennessee continues to prove that it is the best state for automotive, and Lewisburg is pleased to play its role in attracting automotive companies to the state and region."
Multimatic’s core capabilities include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race car applications.
Multimatic is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has manufacturing operations and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, with alliance partner relationships in other automotive markets. For more information, visit multimatic.com.
A listing of available positions at Multimatic’s Lewisburg facility can be found at careers.multimatic.com.
Lewisburg and Marshall County are represented by Sen. Jim Tracy (R – Shelbyville) and Rep. Billy Spivey (R – Lewisburg) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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