LEXINGTON, TN —Adient, a leading automotive seating manufacturer and supplier, has announced that it will invest $23.5 million to expand its manufacturing facility here. The company plans to create approximately 330 jobs.
“Adient’s decision to undergo this second significant expansion since 2018 is a testament to the strength of Southwest Tennessee’s workforce and business climate. I’m pleased to see this fantastic company continue to invest in Lexington and create valuable, family wage job opportunities in Henderson County,” says TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
“I could not imagine a better way to start 2020 than with the expansion of a local industry and the creation of 330 new jobs that will benefit the residents of Lexington and Henderson County,” says Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs. “This announcement is a true testament to our business environment and ability to supply a quality workforce. We are excited that Adient chose Lexington to expand and we are thankful for its commitment to this community.”
“While we continue to recruit new companies to Tennessee, our existing businesses like Adient remain the key job creators and drivers of our state’s economy. Adient’s expansion shows that rural Tennessee is a tremendous place for global businesses to invest, grow and create jobs,” states Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
“TVA and Lexington Electric System congratulate Adient on its decision to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Henderson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s commitment to continued growth in the Valley and we are proud to partner with City of Lexington, Henderson County, Lexington-Henderson County IDB, and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to celebrate this announcement,” adds Heidi Smith, TVA General Manager of Global Business.