• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


Chattanooga Seating Systems Expands Chattanooga, Tennessee, Manufacturing Center

Chattanooga Seating Systems will invest $5.4 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company plans to create 190 jobs in Hamilton County.

A joint venture of Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics, Chattanooga Seating Systems manufactures and supplies seats for vehicles assembled at Volkswagen Chattanooga. With this expansion, the company will be updating the facility to make room for new equipment. Chattanooga Seating will also be adding additional space to the facility by utilizing an unoccupied building near its current facility.

“On this expansion project we have been fortunate to work with many talented and committed people at the state and local level who understand our business and help achieve common goals,” Hollingsworth Logistics CEO Stephen Barr said. “We are pleased to be able to bring additional jobs and investment to the Chattanooga community, and we look forward to continued success in the service of our customer, Volkswagen.”

“Tennessee employs more in the automotive sector than any other state in the Southeast and it is welcomed news that Chattanooga Seating will be adding more employees to this sector and to our strong workforce,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “I want to thank Chattanooga Seating for choosing to expand in Hamilton County, and we are honored to have them as a part of Team Tennessee.”

"As one of the first tier one VW suppliers to locate here, Chattanooga Seating has had a positive impact on our area," Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said. "With this expansion, they will more than double their workforce over the next five years and create good, middle-class jobs for more Chattanoogans.”

Exclusive Research