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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce MAHLE to Expand in Murfreesboro

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 10:00am
  • MAHLE will expand Rutherford County operations
  • Automotive supplier will bring approximately 300 jobs to the area
  • Expansion will include about 140,000 additional square feet, new injection molding production lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that MAHLE will expand its operations in Murfreesboro by adding approximately 300 jobs. The majority of the new business for Murfreesboro will be reallocated from other MAHLE locations.

MAHLE, a leading international automotive supplier based in Stuttgart, Germany, will add 140,000 square feet to its operations at 906 Butler Drive in Murfreesboro. The expansion will support new injection molding production on site. The addition in Murfreesboro will allow the company to better optimize its production footprint and be closer to automotive customers located in the Southeast.

MAHLE supplies automotive OEMs and other Tier 1 auto suppliers throughout North America. The company’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. Founded in 1920, MAHLE employees approximately 77,000 worldwide.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported nearly 30 economic development projects in Rutherford County, accounting for more than 3,800 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.

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“I applaud MAHLE for its expansion in Murfreesboro and welcome the creation of approximately 300 new jobs in Rutherford County. Substantial investments like MAHLE's are crucial to get Tennessee’s economy back on track and ensure quality jobs are available for Tennesseans.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“MAHLE’s significant expansion is terrific news for Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. With many Tennesseans in need of quality job opportunities, TNECD is focused on supporting our local communities and attracting investments like MAHLE’s to Rutherford County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe  

“The City of Murfreesboro is excited to welcome this major investment by a Tier 1 automotive supplier. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with MAHLE as our community helps provide the skilled workforce to the thriving automotive sector in Middle Tennessee.” – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland

“Rutherford County is fortunate to have a partnership with MAHLE, a company committed to providing above-average paying jobs locally. Partnerships like these support our community’s resiliency as it pertains to economic vitality during these unusual times.” – Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron 

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation congratulate MAHLE on its decision to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Rutherford County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate an existing company’s commitment to growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to support companies like MAHLE’s business success.” – John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development

“These new jobs will be a tremendous boost to our local economy. I congratulate our local officials, economic development leaders, Governor Lee and his administration for their role in bringing this investment to Rutherford County. It was a team effort. Thank you, MAHLE for your confidence in the Rutherford County worker.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R – Murfreesboro)

“MAHLE’s strong investment and commitment of approximately 300 new jobs is a tribute to the talented workforce we have in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. I applaud our local leaders for their efforts securing these high-quality jobs, and I look forward to continuing our efforts to attract additional businesses to our community.” – Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro)

MAHLE Media Contact
Jeff Trent
(423) 318-3124
jeff.trent@us.mahle.com

TNECD Media Contact
Jennifer McEachern
Director of Communications and Marketing
(615) 336-2689
jennifer.mceachern@tn.gov

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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