Manchester plant adding jobs
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am
The Messenger 05.27.13
Van-Rob Manchester officials have announced the company will add 104 jobs to its manufacturing facility in Manchester, according to a news release from the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
Van-Rob is a Tier 1 supplier to the major automobile manufacturers, will create 104 new jobs and will invest $16.8 million at its Coffee County facility.
“I want to thank Van-Rob for its continued investment in Tennessee and the new jobs created in Coffee County,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.
“Tennessee is in prime position to capitalize as the global automotive industry shifts its focus to the Southeast,” state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said.
“As a rapidly expanding Tier One auto supplier, location is a critical component to our success. Tennessee’s dedicated workforce, great infrastructure, and pro-business climate make the state the perfect place to expand our operations of Engineered Lightweight Automotive Solutions,” Van-Rob CEO Dennis Berry said.
The expansion will take place in two separate phases. The first phase will allow Van-Rob to consolidate two plants under one roof. The 42,500-square-foot addition will bring Van-Rob’s manufacturing space to 112,000 square feet at its Coffee County facility.