MARYVILLE (WATE) – DENSO Manufacturing is creating 500 new jobs and investing $400 million to expand its manufacturing facilities and build a new warehouse in Maryville.
The plant is set to be one of the largest operating campuses in DENSO’s worldwide operations. With a current workforce of more than 3,100 employees, DENSO is Blount County’s largest employer.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and DENSO officials were set to announce the expansion at a press conference at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“We’re very excited about this growth and the additional opportunities it’s provides our community, our associates and our state,” said Jack Helmboldt, president of Tennessee manufacturing for DENSO.
“We’re grateful in the state of Tennessee to Denso,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam who is excited this new expansion is expected to create 500 new Tennessee jobs, “I think that because they produce such a great product here with such a great workforce, which has lead them to invest 400 million more dollars and add 500 employees, that’s a really big deal, that doesn’t happen too often these days regardless of who you are or where you are.”
DENSO made a similar announcement six months ago that they’re creating 400 additional jobs at their Athens plant.
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“Our commitment to them is making certain we can provide the workforce they need working with Tennessee promise to make sure we have the workforce they need and deserves,” said Haslam.
Denso expects to have everything completed by early 2018.
Available positions at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee can be found at densocareers.com.
To celebrate its 25 years in Maryville, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is also giving back to its community by donating a gift $50,000 to Blount Memorial Hospital and a separate gift of $50,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.