ARC Automotive, Inc., which has been located in Knoxville, Tennesse for more than 20 years, announced today that it will expand capacity due to both a growing domestic and international customer base.
The $3 million investment will create 115 new jobs.
"Tennessee's automotive sector is stronger than ever, and we have our incumbent industries to thank for contributing to this momentum," said Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty. "Fast-growing, forward-thinking companies like ARC Automotive not only see the benefits of doing business in Tennessee, but also focus their efforts to return high quality manufacturing jobs from overseas markets."
The company is a global manufacturer of inflator products for airbag applications including driver, passenger, side and curtain automotive airbag inflators. Headquartered in Knoxville, has offices in Japan and Korea and manufacturing facilities in China and Mexico.
"ARC chose Knoxville for the expansion due in large part to its familiarity with the area labor market and continued dedication and hard work of its employees," ARC Automotive, Inc. vice president of Human Resources Gabe Bucca said.
The Knoxville plant specializes in research, engineering, prototype and production. The company plans to fill the majority of the new positions within the first year of the expansion.
Tennessee is home to more than 900 automotive-related companies