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Gallatin plant undergoing expansion
ABC Group investing $25.5 million in project
Economic Roundup
NN Inc. announced the expansion of its Johnson City corporate office headquarters on Monday. NN Inc. is investing $9.5 million in the expansion and creating 200 jobs over the next five years. NN Inc. was started in Erwin, Tennessee in 1980 and began manufacturing metal components, industrial plastic and rubber products. Since then, the company has grown to 12 manufacturing plants located in the U.S., Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and China.

ABC Group Inc. officials announced Thursday the company will add an additional 180,000 square feet to its existing Gallatin facility in response to increased demand for automotive related products. ABC Group will invest $25.5 million in land, infrastructure and equipment and create 230 new jobs over the next five years in Sumner County.
Located at 400 ABC Blvd., ABC Group’s division, ABC Technologies, will more than double its current workforce of 196 by adding 230 new jobs consisting of 213 manufacturing positions and 17 support and management personnel.
The expansion is currently under way to increase production capacity of console, interior trim and load floors for the new GMC and Cadillac vehicles produced at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill. New equipment includes injection molding presses in the range of 100 tons to 2,300 tons and supporting assembly cells.
ABC Group’s website,, provides a complete overview on careers and global opportunities available to those interested in joining the ABC Group team.

Site preparation and grading are now well under way for Hankook Tire along International Boulevard near Rossview Road and Exit 8 of Interstate 24 in Clarksville. The grading at the 469-acre site involves moving 4.5 million yards of dirt. By October, Hankook expects to begin the two-phase construction process for its 1.5-million-square-foot, $800 million tire plant.
Last October, the South Korean tire manufacturer announced plans to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Clarksville Corporate Business Park in Montgomery County. Hankook Tire will invest $800 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville.
The company is expected to begin tire production at this new facility by 2016.