Posted by: Scott Harrison
$10.8 million investment in Henderson County facility
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Adient will invest $10.8 million to expand production at its manufacturing facility in Lexington.
Adient, a leading automotive seating manufacturer and supplier, plans to create approximately 200 jobs in Henderson County.
“More than 134,000 Tennesseans work in Tennessee’s robust automotive sector and it is encouraging to see Adient create hundreds of automotive jobs in Lexington,” Haslam said. “Adient’s investment is further proof that Tennessee will lead the nation in high quality job opportunities for residents in our rural communities.”
“Adient’s investment in Lexington is strong vote of confidence in the people of Henderson County,” Rolfe said. “I’m pleased Adient decided to expand its operations in Lexington and reinvest in this community.”
Adient plans to upgrade its Henderson County facility, install assembly equipment and expand lines of production.
Local officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority applauded Adient for its decision to create new jobs and expand in Lexington.
“This is wonderful news for our county,” Henderson County Mayor Dan Hughes said. “We will supply a good workforce and strive to meet Adient’s needs. This announcement today is music to the ears of people ready to go to work.”
“This will have a significant economic impact for not only Lexington but also Henderson County,” Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs said. “I’d like to thank Adient for its commitment to invest and create jobs in our community.”
“TVA and Lexington Electric System congratulate Adient U.S. on its decision to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Henderson County,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are proud to partner with the Industrial Development Board of Lexington-Henderson County, city of Lexington and Henderson County, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help facilitate the growth of existing companies in the Valley.”
Lexington and Henderson County are represented by Sen. Dolores Gresham (R – Somerville) and Rep. Steve McDaniel (R – Parkers Crossroads) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 85,000 employees operating 238 manufacturing/assembly plants in 34 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process -- from research and design to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit adient.com.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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