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News Release 2019

Toyota Boshoku Tennessee Expansion

Tennessee facility is growing

JACKSON, TN (May 14, 2019) – Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC announced that the company will soon complete a 143,000 square-feet expansion project.

The facility first started operations in 2001 as ARJ Manufacturing. ARJ became wholly owned by Toyota Boshoku in 2010. The name changed on April 1, 2016 to Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC.

Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC currently employs 328 team members working on 2 shifts. With this expansion, the company will add over 130 new jobs in Madison County by 2021. It supplies stamping, recliner, and welding parts of automobiles.

The decision to expand and upgrade the plant will allow Toyota Boshoku Tennessee to increase production to meet the additional demands from its customers. The expansion also represents advancements Toyota Boshoku Tennessee is making in stamping and welding sub-assembly technologies required to secure its competitive advantage as an automotive supplier. Lastly, it demonstrates Toyota Boshoku Tennessee’s long-term commitment to continue being a strong partner within the local community and economy to help facilitate the company’s planned growth in manufacturing operations.

“Toyota Boshoku’s philosophy has always been to build locally and we have continued to make tremendous efforts to localize our production. Since we began our U.S. operations in 1987, our footprint has expanded to meet the growing demands of our customers. We have invested over $750 million and currently have approximately 4,000 team members across our 13 locations.” said Ikuo Mochizuki, President and CEO of Toyota Boshoku America, Inc.

About Toyota Boshoku: Toyota Boshoku, one of the world’s premium interior systems suppliers and filter manufacturers, develops and produces interior, filtration, and powertrain components. With world headquarters in Kariya City, Japan, Toyota Boshoku Corporation owns Toyota Boshoku America, Inc. (TBA) based in Erlanger, Kentucky. TBA and its affiliates, employ over 11,000 Team Members in 21 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. TBA Group is a premier manufacturer of automotive interior systems, which include seat, door trim, headliner, substrate, and carpet in addition to air and oil filters for a variety of customers such as Toyota, BMW, and Subaru.