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Japan-Based M-TEK Plans Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Headquarters

12/08/2014
M-TEK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kasai Kogyo Co. Ltd., a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, will build a new headquarters facility representing an estimated investment of $13.4 million in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Consolidating all headquarters functions into the Murfreesboro facility, the automotive supplier will create approximately 100 new jobs in Rutherford County.

An additional 100 jobs will be transferred from M-TEK’s Manchester, Tennessee manufacturing location and the remaining jobs will be transferred from the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan and Dublin, Ohio locations. M-TEK manufacturers a wide range of automotive parts for several North American assembly plants that include door trip panels, rear shelf, trunk trim, dash insulators and plastic injection trim. To meet the growing global market demands, M-TEK also provides export sales to Mexico and Asia.

Construction of the 63,800-square-foot, two-level building, will be located on 10 acres on the northwest side of Gateway Boulevard and Garrison Drive in Murfreesboro with an expected completion of August 2016. The North American headquarters facility will support operations in Mexico, Michigan, Ohio, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as Manchester, Smyrna and Chattanooga, Tennessee..

“We are happy to have this opportunity to announce this milestone event in M-TEK’s history,” said President and CEO Masaki Sugisawa. “We are pleased to call Rutherford County home to our North American Headquarters.”.

“We want to congratulate M-TEK on the decision to expand its presence in Tennessee with the new Murfreesboro headquarters location, and we thank the company for the new jobs created in our state,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Today’s announcement is another signal of Tennessee’s momentum in the automotive industry, and we are grateful to the company for bringing us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”.

“Tennessee is at the epicenter of the new Southern Automotive Corridor, and I am pleased companies like M-TEK understand the distinct competitive advantage that locating a headquarters here offers,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Our stable fiscal environment, pro-business philosophy, ideal location and quality workforce are proving time and again to be the smartest choice for successful business operations of companies around the world.”.

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