Auto parts manufacturer Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors LLC will construct a new facility in Chattanooga with an investment of $65 million and create up to 300 jobs.
The company is to start production in 2015 at Enterprise South industrial park.
Marc Cornet, president of the Americas of Plastic Omnium, said the company will purchase about 27 acres at the industrial park where Volkswagen is located.
“Chattanooga is an ideal location for Plastic Omnium to serve the automotive industry in the Southeast,” he said.
A tier one supplier for Volkswagen and other major auto manufacturers in the Southeast, Plastic Omnium hopes to further expand in Chattanooga in the future based on market demand.
Manufacturing operations at the new facility will include painting and assembly of automobile exterior components such as bumpers and fenders.
See more in Friday’s Times Free Press.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...