Auto supplier Van-Rob to add 104 jobs in Coffee County

Auto supplier Van-Rob to add 104 jobs in Coffee County

May 22nd, 2013 by Dave Flessner in Local - Breaking News

A Manchester, Tenn., automotive supplier announced today it will spend $16.8 million to expand its plant in the Coffee County Industrial Park and add 104 jobs.

Van-Rob, a division of the German-based Kirchhoff Automotive, will expand its Engineered Lightweight Automotive Solutions operation in Manchester to meet growing demand for its parts. Van-Rob has been supplying the automotive industry with fuel doors and cross car beams since 1997.

"As a rapidly expanding Tier One auto supplier, location is a critical component to our success," Van-Rob CEO Dennis Berry said in a statement today. "Tennessee's dedicated workforce, great infrastructure, and pro-business climate make the state the perfect place to expand our operations."

Tennessee employs more than 105,000 workers in the auto industry.

"These expansions help us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs," Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement today.