HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. has announced that will invest approximately $40 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, TN. The automotive supplier, a member of the Japan-based HIROTEC Group, will create more than 100 jobs in Lincoln County over the next three years.
“We are very happy to be welcomed into Tennessee and to be joining the Fayetteville community,” said Katsutoshi Uno, CEO, HIROTEC AMERICA. “I appreciate the warm hospitality that we have received and am looking forward to working closely with the community. HIROTEC values building lasting relationships and trust with our employees and partners which has made us into who we are.”
The company will build its plant in the Runway Centre Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. Launched in 2012, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s (TNECD) Select Tennessee Certified Sites program helps communities prepare industrial sites for private investment and job creation. To date, businesses have committed to invest more than $1.6 billion and create nearly 6,900 jobs among 18 projects on Select Tennessee Certified Sites.
Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2019, and HIROTEC AMERICA anticipates the plant will be operational in the third quarter of 2020.
“Tennessee sits at the heart of the South’s auto industry. And with the expertise of our workforce, there’s no better place in the country to operate an automotive business than Tennessee,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “I’d like to thank HIROTEC AMERICA for investing in Fayetteville and bringing more than 100 high quality jobs to Tennessee.”
“HIROTEC AMERICA joins a long and successful roster of automotive companies that call Tennessee home,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “More than 135,000 Tennesseans work in the auto sector, and they make it one of our state’s strongest industries. Thank you to HIROTEC AMERICA for the vote of confidence in the people of Lincoln County, Tennessee.”
HIROTEC AMERICA, established in 1988 with headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, is an automotive Tier 1 supplier specializing in manufacturing tooling. This new location in Tennessee will add part production capacity in the U.S.
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