Construction is underway in Lincoln County on the manufacturing facility that will house the community’s newest automotive supplier, HIROTEC America, Inc., which announced in December that it would invest approximately $40 million and create over 100 jobs there over the next three years.
Elaine Middleton, executive director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board, briefed officials on emerging plans during the board’s June meeting.
The manufacturing plant will be located in the Runway Centre Industrial Park just off the Huntsville Highway in southern Lincoln County, a Select Tennessee Certified Site.
The company, established in 1988 with its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., is an automotive Tier 1 supplier specializing in manufacturing tooling. This new location in Tennessee will add part production capacity in the United States.
As the project proceeds, Middleton said the company will be accepting applications and hiring. Details are expected to be announced when that occurs.
The expansion of Toledo Molding & Die (TMD) in the Winchester Highway industrial park is nearing completion, the executive director continued, noting that only a few punch list items remain. The expansion doubles the plant’s size to 252,000 square feet.
TMD, which was acquired by the German auto supplier Grammer AG last year, began operations here in March of last year after announcing a year earlier that it had chosen Fayetteville for its newest location. The company is a full-service supplier of interior and air and fluid management systems for the automotive industry.