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Tenneco, a global parts manufacturer, will open a manufacturing facility in Spring Hill this year and create up to 200 new jobs during the next three years, Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic & Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, and Tenneco officials announced Thursday, Aug. 11.
Tenneco’s new Clean Air manufacturing plant will support programs for GM-Spring Hill Manufacturing. The 117,000-square-foot Tenneco facility, which will join the existing two auto part manufacturers on Beechcroft Road, is scheduled to begin production in late 2016. It will be Tenneco’s second TN facility, joining the company’s Clean Air plant in Smithville, which employs 650 people.
“We want to congratulate Tenneco on its new operations in Spring Hill, which has long been a hub for automotive innovation and a crucial engine for Tennessee’s economy,” Gov. Haslam said in a state news release. “Tenneco’s investment speaks to the highly-skilled workforce and business-friendly environment we offer global companies that are making the latest strides in automotive engineering, and brings us another step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs,”
Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for the automotive, commercial truck, off-highway original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco is an $8.2 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Ill. and about 30,000 employees worldwide.
The new facility will employ about 20 people when it opens, and gradually grow to employ up to 200 by 2019.
“We are thrilled to see the strong results of what has been a successful economic development effort by all agencies involved,” Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said. “I can’t overstate how proud we are to have a third auto part manufacturer choosing to locate its facility in Spring Hill. These are good-paying jobs that will contribute to the City of Spring Hill’s goal of continuing to move away from being a commuter city, allowing more people to live where they work, and spawning more local economic growth.”
Tenneco is now searching for qualified candidates to fill positions, including area manager, materials manager, quality engineer and welding engineer, as well as qualified welders and team leaders. Interested candidates may apply at www.tenneco.com. Applications are also being accepted at Office 1 Time, 2547 Nashville Highway, Columbia, TN 38401.