Adient Investing $23.5M In Tennessee Expansion

The automotive seating maker will create approximately 330 jobs as it expands its Lexington, TN manufacturing facility for the second time since 2018. 

Adient will invest $23.5 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Lexington, TN. The Michigan-based automotive seating manufacturer and supplier plans to create approximately 330 jobs with the project, its second significant investment in Henderson County in the last two years.

Lexington, TN
(Source: Adient)

“While we continue to recruit new companies to Tennessee, our existing businesses like Adient remain the key job creators and drivers of our state’s economy,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “Adient’s expansion shows that rural Tennessee is a tremendous place for global businesses to invest, grow and create jobs.”

Since 2015, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has supported 15 economic development projects in Henderson County, resulting in nearly 1,600 job commitments and approximately $80 million in capital investment.

“Adient’s decision to undergo this second significant expansion since 2018 is a testament to the strength of Southwest Tennessee’s workforce and business climate,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “I’m pleased to see this fantastic company continue to invest in Lexington and create valuable, family wage job opportunities in Henderson County.”

“I could not imagine a better way to start 2020 than with the expansion of a local industry and the creation of 330 new jobs that will benefit the residents of Lexington and Henderson County,” commented Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs. “This announcement is a true testament to our business environment and ability to supply a quality workforce. We are excited that Adient chose Lexington to expand and we are thankful for its commitment to this community.”

With 83,000 employees in 35 countries, Adient operates 220 manufacturing/assembly plants worldwide that produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs.

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