TN: Sekisui Plastics to Open Second Facility in Maury County
1 Sep, 2011
Japan-based Company to Invest $3 Million, Create 25 New Jobs Over Four Years
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently joined with Sekisui Plastics officials to announce the company’s decision to locate a second manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. The Japan-based company will invest $3 million and create 25 new jobs over a four year period.
“We continue to focus on helping existing Tennessee businesses expand and remain competitive in our state as part of our Jobs4TN plan, and we appreciate Sekisui Plastics’ commitment to and investment in Maury County,” Haslam said.
“Sekisui Plastics’ expansion in Mt. Pleasant is a testament to the state’s economic development efforts to both recruit new companies and serve our existing businesses,” Hagerty said. “Our department is committed to reaching Governor Haslam’s goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
The company’s new custom molding facility in Mt. Pleasant will produce foamed plastics primarily used in automotive safety components. Established in 1959 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sekisui Plastics produces foamed plastics for the transportation, electrical appliance and information technology industries.
“After years of success with our Mt. Pleasant facility and with the available, qualified workforce in Maury County, it was an easy decision to expand Sekisui Plastics in Mt. Pleasant,” Robert Voytko, vice president of operations control, Sekisui Plastics, said. “We look forward to continually growing in Tennessee.”
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to www.tn.gov/ecd.