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Auto Supplier Spending $25.5 Million To Expand Gallatin Plant

Auto Supplier Spending $25.5 Million To Expand Gallatin Plant

CREATED Jul 14, 2014

GALLATIN, Tenn. - An auto supplier has announced plans to expand its Gallatin plant and add more jobs to keep up with demand.

ABC Group Inc. said it will invest $25.5 million in land, infrastructure and equipment and create more jobs in Sumner County over the next five years. They will add an additional 180,000 square feet to their existing Sumner County facility. 

The company said it plans to create 230 new jobs, more than doubling its current workforce of 196. The new jobs will include 213 manufacturing positions and 17 support and management positions.

The company said the expansion is needed to increase production capacity of console, interior trim and load floors.

Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty were on hand with company leaders and local officials when the announcement was made. 

“We are thankful for ABC Group’s decision to expand its operations in Gallatin and for the more than 200 jobs the company is creating in Sumner County,” Haslam said. “Existing industry expansions, along with Tennessee’s strong automotive manufacturing base, help support our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee has ranked No. 1 state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength, and this announcement by ABC Group underscores the continued manufacturing momentum in our state,” Hagerty said.

The company produces the console, interior trim and load floors for GMC and Cadillac vehicles produced at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill. 

(NewsChannel 5 and The Associated Press.)