Avancez invests $54 million to open automotive manufacturing facility in Tennessee 

Avancez invests $54 million to open automotive manufacturing facility in Tennessee 

June 19, 2024
The automotive manufacturer specializes in complex modular assembly, sequencing, and other supply chain operations for automotive OEMs.

Avancez has announced plans to expand its assembly operations and open a new facility at Ford Motor Company’s BlueOval City Supplier Park in Haywood County, Tennessee. The automotive manufacturer, which specializes in complex modular assembly, sequencing, and other supply chain operations for automotive OEMs, will invest $54 million into the project, generating 501 new jobs for the surrounding area. This will be Avancez’s third U.S. plant.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Kathryn Nichols, CEO, Avancez, said, “We’re thrilled to join Ford’s BlueOval City campus as we make a lasting commitment to Tennessee. We look forward to creating amazing development opportunities with the exceptional people of Haywood County. In partnership with Ford, we’re poised to forge relationships and build a better future for team members, families and friends alike. By linking arms, we’ll create a community committed to a brighter, more sustainable future as we drive progress and prosperity every step of the way.” 

Governor Bill Lee added, “Tennessee’s longstanding history in the automotive industry has propelled our state forward as a powerhouse in the electric vehicle evolution. I thank Avancez for creating hundreds of new jobs for the skilled workforce in Haywood County and look forward to the economic prosperity this project will bring to West Tennessee.” 

Manufacturers investing in Tennessee

PPG invests $300 million to build paint, coating plant in Tennessee and upgrade existing facilities
The new 250,000-square-foot facility will manufacture paints and coatings products and solutions for automakers and automotive parts suppliers.

Food manufacturer invests $4 million to expand operations in Tennessee 
The expansion will include adding a second shift and additional space.

Firestone invests $8.9 million to expand manufacturing and distribution in Tennessee 
The proposed expansion includes a warehouse center and small box kitting operation.

Investing in American manufacturing in 2024

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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