Adient will invest $10.8 million to expand production at its manufacturing facility in Lexington, TN. The automotive seating manufacturer and supplier plans to create approximately 200 jobs in Henderson County as a result of the expansion project.
“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,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “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,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “I’m pleased Adient decided to expand its operations in Lexington and reinvest in this community.”
Michigan-based Adient has 85,000 employees operating 238 manufacturing/assembly plants in 34 countries worldwide. The company plans to upgrade its Henderson County facility, install assembly equipment and expand lines of production.
“This is wonderful news for our county,” said Henderson County Mayor Dan Hughes. “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,” added Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs said. “I’d like to thank Adient for its commitment to invest and create jobs in our community.”
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