Tenneco, the global manufacturer, will open a new Clean Air manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The company plans to create up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.
The company’s new facility will support programs for General Motors. The 117,000-square foot facility, located near GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant, is scheduled to begin production in late 2016. It will be Tenneco’s second facility in Tennessee, joining the company’s Clean Air plant in Smithville, which employs 650 people.
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. The new facility will employ approximately 20 people when it opens, but will gradually grow to employ up to 200 by 2019.
“We’re very excited to continue providing exceptional products and service to GM from our newest facility in North America,” Mike Seurynck, Tenneco Vice President and General Manager North America Clean Air, said. “We are equally excited to help bring new jobs to the state of Tennessee and thank both the state and the city of Spring Hill for their support.”
“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,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “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 already one of roughly 930 suppliers that help fuel Tennessee’s automotive sector, which accounts for more than one-in-three manufacturing jobs in the state,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said.
“We are elated to welcome Tenneco to Maury County. The high quality jobs created by such a great company will further enhance the positive momentum our community is experiencing,” Wil Evans, President of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, said. “I’d like to thank our regional economic development partners, the Industrial Development Board of Maury County and the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman for their work on this project. NorthPoint Development has also played a critical role in this project. The facility they are constructing for Tenneco will be world class, just as the others they have built in this supplier park.”