SaarGummi Tennessee, a leading manufacturer of innovative sealing systems for the automotive industry, will expand its manufacturing operations in Pulaski, Tennessee. The company will purchase additional finishing equipment and improve existing infrastructure. The company expects to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.
“SaarGummi Tennessee is supplying advanced technology products on the highest quality level, and has proven in the last few years that we are a reliable partner for the local automotive industry,” SaarGummi North America COO Dr. Markus Wittmann said. “As a consequence, I am excited to see a remarkable growth of business for our facility in Pulaski, Tennessee.”
“We are grateful for SaarGummi Tennessee’s ongoing commitment to our state and for the new jobs that will be created in Pulaski,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “The momentum of our automotive sector is a direct result of the success of the many manufacturers, suppliers and other automotive-related companies that call our state home, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee’s automotive sector employs 111,000 people at more than 900 establishments throughout the state, and these numbers are further strengthened by companies like SaarGummi Tennessee,” Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “It means a great deal when companies choose to locate in Tennessee, but when they expand their presence here, it’s a vote of confidence to the many competitive advantages our state has to offer. I appreciate SaarGummi Tennessee’s continued investment in Giles County and wish them much continued success.”
"We are very pleased with the growth of our local industries over the past couple of years,” Pulaski Mayor Pat Ford said. “SaarGummi Tennessee is yet another shining example of success within our industrial family. We are excited that SaarGummi Tennessee has decided to expand in Pulaski, adding a major investment to our community, as well as provide a good number of well-paying jobs for our citizens."
“Tennessee Valley Authority and PES Energize congratulate SaarGummi Tennessee on its latest announcement to add new jobs in Pulaski, Tennessee,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “We are privileged to work with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Giles County Economic Development Board to facilitate the growth of existing companies in our communities.”