Martinrea To Expand/Invest 40Mil In Robertson County
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – -Martinrea, a leading Tier 1 OEM automotive parts manufacturer, has announced plans to expand its operations in Robertson County, investing $40 million and creating 97 new jobs, according to a release from Gov. Lee office on Thursday.
Through the expansion, Martinrea will upgrade its large presses, add additional robots and welding cells and add 30,000 square feet to its existing facility at 1 Fabco Dr. in Springfield, according to Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
Martinrea is a diversified and global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of highly engineered, value-added Lightweight Structures and Propulsion Systems. It currently operates in 57 locations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, China, South Africa and Japan.
Over the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 10 economic development projects in Robertson County, accounting for nearly 2,100 job commitments and roughly $688 million in capital investment.
“We’re excited that Martinrea is expanding operations here. Their new expansion is not only providing a large investment in the Springfield area but also adds almost 100 new family-sustaining jobs. I look forward to seeing the opportunities this expansion creates in Robertson County and appreciate all the work done by our state and local officials to bring these jobs home. It is an honor to work with them.” – Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield)
“Expanding Martinrea’s facility in Robertson County was a logical decision for us due to its skilled workforce and close proximity to our customers. We are excited to see the continued growth of the automotive industry in Tennessee and would like to thank Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe for their leadership in this sector.” – Martinrea International President and CEO Pat D’Eramo
“The City of Springfield is excited for Martinrea’s continued success and expansion. They are a vital part of our community.” – Springfield City Mayor Ann Schneider
“Martinrea International has been a valued corporate citizen in Robertson County for many years and we are proud that they have chosen to invest in an expansion of their facility in Springfield and add new jobs for our community.” – Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle
“We are proud to see another respected automotive company expanding in Tennessee. This investment will bolster our state’s reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing. Thank you, Martinrea, for being a partner to Robertson County and creating 97 new jobs for Tennesseans.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“The strength of Tennessee’s automotive sector is supported by the 900 plus automotive suppliers that call our state home. The new investment and job creation from Martinrea underscore the robust business environment that Tennessee offers global automotive companies. I want to thank Martinrea for its continued commitment to Tennessee and the impact these new jobs will have for the residents of Robertson County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“TVA and Springfield Department of Electricity congratulate Martinrea on its decision to expand operations in Robertson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s continued commitment to job creation and investment in the Valley. We are proud to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, City of Springfield and Robertson County Economic Development Board to support existing industry growth from companies like Martinrea, and celebrate this announcement.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“Martinrea is a valued employer in Springfield, and I congratulate them and their employees on their success. I thank them for their continued investment in our community with the creation of these 97 new jobs. This demonstrates that Robertson County is a pro-business environment, and we are dedicated to helping our existing industries thrive.” – Rep. Sabi Kumar (R-Springfield)
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
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