NHK Plant

Scope of Work: All clearing, erosion control, site grading, rock excavation, road grading, detention pond, water, storm drain and paving for entrance roadway and facility parking. 70 acre development.

November 4, 2010 
Japanese auto supplier breaks ground on ‘Boro plant’

NHK Seating of America Inc. broke ground this morning on a manufacturing facility for automotive parts near the intersection of I-24 and Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro.

NHK will spend nearly $54 million on construction, which began in October, and the facility is expected to employ up to 224 works when all phases of production are implemented in 2015.

Gov. Phill Bredesen joined with Matt Kisber, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and around 200 community officials from Rutherford County in announcing plans for the facility.

“Tennessee continues to be a leading location for investment from the automotive industry,” Bredesen said in a new release. “Our state’s longstanding trade and investment ties with Japan and this investment by NHK demonstrate a high level of confidence in our state’s business climate and the ability of Tennessee workers to complete globally in the areas of efficiency, productivity and quality.”

“We’re grateful to NHK for their investment in our state and their confidence in Tennessee works,” Kisber said. “ECD’s strong partnership with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials was integral to making this project happen, and we look forward to working with Murfreesboro and Rutherford County in the future.”

NHK Seating of America is headquartered in Frankfort Ind., and has been in automotive parts production in the U.S. since 1987. Initial production at the Murfreesboro facility will be the manufacturer of automotive seat frames, but company officials say they hope to expand the production line over time.