Southtec to add 200+ jobs in Wilson County

Automotive parts manufacturer plans $23.6M investment

Auto parts manufacturer Southtec announced today it will invest $23.6 million in its Wilson County facility and expects to add 210 jobs.

The company produces stampings and welded assemblies for the automotive industry. Its existing operation employs 315 people. That facility, located in Lebanon, will require an expansion of 30,250 square feet, according to the announcement.

In addition, Southtec will rehab a portion of the existing facility, allowing it to bring its total Tennessee employment to 525 employees, a 66 percent increase over three to four years.

Southtec's news comes after two other auto suppliers have in the past month committed to expanding their Middle Tennessee operations. Those projects will create about 100 jobs in Hendersonville and Hartsville, respectively.