Rutherford County Auto Supplier Announces Expansion

NHK Seatin's Murfreebsoro plant opened in 2010. The company recieved more than $2 million in tax abatements from the Rutherford County Industrial Board. Image Credit: Gray Construction

NHK Seating’s Murfreesboro plant opened in 2010. The company received more than $2 million in tax abatements from the Rutherford County Industrial Board. Image Credit: Gray Construction

A major supplier to Nissan will expand its Rutherford County plant, adding nearly 100 new jobs.

NHK Seating makes seat frames for cars and trucks. Nissan is its biggest customer; it’s plant is located  just down the road from the Japanese automaker’s massive facility in Smyrna.

NHK plans to increase its output by adding robotic welding equipment.  It’s also building additional space for shipping and receiving. The Japanese-based company first set up shop in Rutherford County in 2010. 81 people currently work at the plant. Company officials say the $6.8 million expansion will more than double its workforce.

 


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