SPRING HILL — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Faurecia Interior Systems officials announced Tuesday that the company will locate new operations in Spring Hill.
The automotive components manufacturer plans to create 143 new jobs and invest more than $30 million in Maury County.
“Tennessee’s automotive sector continues to be one of our strongest industries with more than 135,000 automotive workers across the state,” Haslam said.” The creation of these 140 positions in Maury County will help Tennessee not only lead in the automotive sector, but in the creation of high-quality manufacturing jobs.”
Rolfe said in a news release that since 2011 the TNECD has secured more than 9,000 new job commitments in Maury County.
Founded in 1997, Faurecia is a leader in the global automotive industry with 300 sites including 30 R&D centers in 35 countries around the world. Headquartered in Nanterre, France, the company focuses on three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and emissions control technologies. Faurecia is the world’s top supplier of seat frames and mechanisms, emissions control technologies and vehicle interiors, according to the release.
“We are excited to expand our presence in North America to the Spring Hill community of Tennessee,” said Donald Hampton Jr., president of Faurecia Interior Systems in North America. “Exceptional partnerships with community leadership, and the highly motivated and skilled workforce in this state, made this opportunity possible.”
With this location, Faurecia plans to manufacture door panel assemblies. The company plans on building a new 145,000-square-foot facility.
Local leaders and the Tennessee Valley Authority thanked Faurecia for its investment in Spring Hill.