Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Minth Group Expansion in Lewisburg
● Project to create more than 250 new jobs in Marshall County
● The company will construct a 236,000-square-foot facility on existing site in Lewisburg
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Minth Group officials announced today that the company will expand in Lewisburg. The automotive supplier will create 254 new jobs and invest $87 million in Marshall County over the next five years.
Based in China, Minth is a leading designer and manufacturer of structural body, trim and decorative parts for the automotive industry. Worldwide, Minth has 40 production plants that support automotive markets in 29 different countries. The company supplies many worldrenowned international automakers and together, Minth customers represent 80 percent of the total global auto market share.
Minth will construct an additional 236,000-square-foot facility on the company’s Lewisburg property for production of injection-molded, painted and chrome-plated plastic components to be supplied to automotive OEMs. The facility is set to be completed by 2021.
Since 2013, TNECD has supported 12 projects in Marshall County, resulting in the creation of more than 1,500 jobs and $138 million in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s automotive industry continues to see major growth. Tennessee is home to four OEMs, which makes it a perfect location for an automotive supplier like Minth to succeed. I appreciate Minth’s decision to expand in Lewisburg and create more than 250 new jobs in Marshall County and wish them future success in Tennessee.” – Governor Bill Lee
“Foreign direct investment in Tennessee continues to be one of our state’s main objectives. There are currently 24 Chinese companies that are located in Tennessee, and we are honored that China-based Minth will continue to excel FDI in our state by creating 250 new jobs in Marshall County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operations in Lewisburg. This will allow us to better serve our customers and support local communities. We are grateful for the partnership we have with the state and local governments along with TVA and various other entities. We look forward to working together to build prosperity in the area.” – Minth Regional General Manager Natalie Chin
“Minth’s plans to expand its operations here is good news for Marshall County. The addition of 254 new jobs over the next three years is extremely positive and will be a boost to our local economy. This expansion is exciting news, and it shows a great commitment to our county that this is where Minth wants to be.” – Marshall County Mayor Mike Keny
“I remember the day well when Jimmy Chen came to Lewisburg on June 13, 2017 to announce Minth's plans to establish new operations in Lewisburg. I could have never imagined that in a short 31 months after the company’s initial announcement that Minth would be making an even more significant announcement in its plans of operation in Lewisburg. We are so happy to have Minth as one of our community partners and are delighted in all things that the company brings to our city. Again, we thank and welcome Minth and wish the company every possible success in its plans here in Lewisburg.” – Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham
“TVA and Lewisburg Electric System congratulate Minth Group on its decision to expand operations and create additional job opportunities in Marshall County. Helping to foster job creation and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board to help further that mission and support companies like Minth, have continued success in the region.” – Heidi Smith, TVA General Manager of Global Business
“This major job investment is very exciting news for Marshall County, which is a great location for new and expanding businesses. I congratulate Minth Group as well as our local officials, Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and all who helped secure these jobs. I look forward to continuing to partner with them in our efforts to expand economic opportunities for our citizens.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R – Murfreesboro)
“Minth Group's incredible investment in our community is tremendous news for our citizens. I was honored to partner with Senator Reeves, Governor Lee, our Department of Economic and Community Development, and officials with Minth Group to help secure these high-quality jobs. I will continue to fight for additional resources to support our local leaders in their ongoing efforts to attract and retain new businesses both in our community and across the state.” – Rep. Rick Tillis (R – Lewisburg)
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