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.