Automotive parts manufacturer Calsonic Kansei North America said today it will invest $109 million and in three Middle Tennessee counties, a move that will over time create 1,200 jobs.
Calsonic Kansei works very closely with Nissan, both on the production of parts and their installation into Nissan vehicles. The company plans to pump its $109 million into facilities in Lewisburg, Shelbyville and Smyrna between now and the end of 2015.
“CKNA is pleased to announce its largest expansion in our history in Middle Tennessee,” said Calsonic Kansei North America Vice President Human Resources and Legal Bob Masteller. “We are also grateful for the teamwork and cooperation with Gov. Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, who are partnering with us in this expansion. We believe the citizens of Tennessee are one of the best workforces in the world, and we are pleased to be a part of the community in Middle Tennessee.”
Calsonic Kansei’s investments will break down as follows:
• $49.8 million at its 1,100-employee Lewisburg plant, which manufactures electronic components for meters, inverters and