HP Pelzer Locating New Manufacturing Facility In McMinn County, TN
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with HP Pelzer Automotive Systems officials have announced the company will locate a new 185,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at the Mt. Verd Industrial Park in Athens, TN. HP Pelzer, a supplier of automotive acoustic and interior trim parts, will create 200 jobs and invest $28 million at the McMinn County facility.
â€śI want to thank HP Pelzer for its investment in Tennessee and the new jobs created in McMinn County,â€ť Haslam said. â€śOur Jobs4TN strategy recognizes the auto sector as a key industry cluster where Tennessee has a distinct advantage with more than 900 auto suppliers and manufacturers, and todayâ€™s announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.â€ť
â€śTennessee offers the automotive industry unparalleled logistical advantages and a strong manufacturing base with a quality workforce,â€ť Hagerty said. â€śI appreciate HP Pelzer recognizing our stateâ€™s inherent strengths in the auto sector and the competitive edge that Tennesseeâ€™s business friendly environment provides.â€ť
â€śAthens, TN is the perfect location for us to manufacture and supply parts to our automotive partners. We are quite pleased to make it our new home,â€ť HP Pelzer Chief Operating Officer Steve Paladino said.
â€śTVA congratulates HP Pelzer on its decision to locate a facility in Athens, Tennessee,â€ť said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. â€śTVA and Athens Utilities Board are privileged to partner with the state of Tennessee, the McMinn County Economic Development Authority, the Southeast Industrial Development Association and other community leaders to facilitate HP Pelzerâ€™s location and growth in McMinn County.â€ť
â€śWe are delighted to have HP Pelzer join our community,â€ť Athens City Mayor Hal Buttram said.Â â€śThis will bring much-needed jobs to our citizens.â€ť
Headquarterd in Witten, Germany, the HP Pelzer Group operates 37 manufacturing sites and five technical centers employing more than 5,000 people in 18 countries. In the U.S., the McMinn County site will join other HP Pelzer facilities in Michigan, Georgia and Kansas.