CLINTONâ€”Tennessee officials and SL Tennessee executives on Friday announced 1,000 new auto parts manufacturing jobs as part of a $80.5 million expansion in the Clinton I-75 Industrial Park in Clinton. ItÂ could be the largest expansion of industrial employment in Anderson County since World War II.
The South Korean company plans to invest $80.5 million to build a 250,000-square-foot plant on Frank L. Diggs Drive in the industrial park. It will be SL Tennesseeâ€™s LLC third building in the park, and the companyâ€™s fifth expansion since locating in Clinton in 2001. The new building will manufacture automobile head lights and tail lamps for General Motors.
Construction on the new building in Clinton will begin in August, and the new plant could be operating by April 2015.
Here is a collection of photos from Friday’s event. [Read more…]