NHK Seating Of America Announces Continued Expansion Of Murfreesboro Facility

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with NHK Seating of America, Inc. officials announced plans to expand its facility on Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro, Tn. NHK’s continued expansion represents a $6.8 million investment and will create approximately 94 new jobs in Rutherford County.

“Tennessee continues to prove our business-friendly environment is the ideal climate for advanced manufacturing companies to succeed,” Commissioner Hagerty said. “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 Seating of America, Inc. continues to add associates and capital equipment to support increasing production volume at our facility in Murfreesboro. Corporate management would like to acknowledge our appreciation for the continuing support of the community leaders of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County,” NHK Seating Murfreesboro Plant Manager Fred Myers said. “We have been able to meet our milestone objectives to date and are pleased with the quality of our associates, both in management and production most of whom came to us from the local community. NHK is excited about the continued growth and business with our partners in Tennessee and look forward to a long business relationship.”

“Since they came to Rutherford County in 2010, NHK has been a great business partner,” Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Latture said. “We congratulate them on their expansion, which will add 94 new jobs to our community.”

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 this equipment as well as the possibility of additional space for shipping and receiving. 


Northwest Georgia’s Unemployme?nt Rate Falls To 7 Percent In October

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region for October was 7.0 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 7.8 percent. The rate fell as more people went to work. The number of employed residents in the region rose by 1,173 to 374,971, up from ... (click for more)

Drug Take Back Scheduled For Dec. 6

Tennessee American Water, Walgreens,  the Hamilton County Coalition and the Hamilton County Sheriff Department announced that a special Drug Take Back will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Drug Take Back will take place at two Walgreens stores that in the past have not participated.  Feedback from area residents whose homes are close to these Walgreens locations ... (click for more)

1 Dies, 1 Critically Injured In North Chattanooga House Fire

For the second time in three days, a house fire has resulted in tragedy with a 35-year-old woman dying and a man critically injured in North Chattanooga. At 10:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire with entrapment at 220 Houser St. The first firefighters on the scene saw flames shooting out windows and part of the roof. Having ... (click for more)

Appeal Dropped In $25 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Hennen's Restaurant By Lisa Barnes

An appeal has been dropped of a Circuit Court jury verdict that found Hennen's Restaurant not at fault in a $25 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Barnes. Circuit Court officials said the appeal was "voluntarily" dropped. It had been set to be reviewed by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. The verdict in the courtroom of Judge Neil Thomas in early February came at the end of ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful 2014

Over 40 years ago I was a young sports writer when I came up with the notion of setting daily things aside, just for one day, and writing about why “I Am Thankful.” Every Thanksgiving I come up with my list and it is as much about me as it is about my gratitude for all things great and small. I can’t imagine approaching this day in any other way. Here we go … I AM THANKFUL for ... (click for more)