Business and job additions

Business and job additions

March 31st, 2013 in Fyi Chattanooga

Workers process orders in the Chattanooga Amazon fulfillment center.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

New and expanding businesses announced during the past year will have added more than 5,000 jobs in the Chattanooga area.

The biggest job additions:

* Amazon distribution centers in Hamilton, Bradley, Rutherford and Wilson counties added 3,500 jobs, including 2,000 more seasonal jobs in Chattanooga and Charleston.

* Volkswagen and its suppliers, including Team 3 Logistics, Gestamp, Chattanooga Seating Systems and Ceva Logistics, added nearly 1,500 jobs in Chattanooga during 2012.

* Access America Transport announced plans to add 550 more jobs in East Tennessee, including 450 in Chattanooga.

* Whirlpool's $200 million plant in Cleveland added another 130 jobs.

* HomeServe USA expanded its telemarketing office in Chattanooga, adding 120 jobs.

* Honigsberg & Duvell opened an information technology office in Chattanooga with plans to hire 116 workers.

* GE Roper expanded production at its LaFayette, Ga., plant, adding more than 100 workers.

* Tennessee Galvanizing is investing $2.25 million to expand its metal galvanizing plant and adding 65 workers.

* Arch Plastics Packaging expansion of its plastic pharmaceutical bottle making plant, adding 50 jobs

Source: Company reports, Chattanooga Can Do announced business investments, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.