Murfreesboro company announces $6.8M expansion

NHK Seating, state say move will create 94 jobs

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and NHK Seating of America, Inc., announced today plans for a $6.8 million expansion of the latter’s Murfreesboro facility.

Bill Hagerty, TNECD commissioner, and Fred Myers, NHK Seating Murfreesboro plant manager, said the work will create 94 jobs in Rutherford County 

“Tennessee continues to prove our business-friendly environment is the ideal climate for advanced manufacturing companies to succeed,” Hagerty said in a release. “NHK Seating of America is not only growing but thriving thanks to a highly skilled and available workforce and one of the lowest tax burdens in the country.”

NHK plans to add a robotic weld cell that will use robots to manufacture automotive seat structures at the Murfreesboro facility. NHK’s investment will go toward installation of the equipment as well as the possibility of additional space for shipping and receiving.

NHK Seating of America, which is headquartered in Frankfort, Ind. and bases its Tennessee operations in Murfreesboro, manufactures, assembles and distributes seat assemblies and other parts such as tonneau covers.