M-TEK move to yield $13.4M investment in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Monday, Dec 08, 2014

Officials with M-TEK, a subsidiary of  Japan-based automotive parts manufacturer Kasai Kogyo Co., today announced the company will build a new North American headquarters facility in Murfreesboro, creating about 100 new jobs and representing an estimated $13.4 million investment and 250 jobs total in the Rutherford County city.

The effort includes a consolidation, as 100 jobs will be transferred from M-TEK’s Manchester, Tennessee, manufacturing location, while about 50 jobs will be fill be filled by employees who transfer from the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Dublin, Ohio, locations.

M-TEK is expecting construction of the 63,800-square-foot, two-level building, to be located on 10 acres on the northwest side of Gateway Boulevard and Garrison Drive, to be completed in August 2016. The facility will support operations in Mexico, Michigan, Ohio, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as in Manchester, Smyrna and Chattanooga.

M-TEK manufacturers for several North American assembly plants various automotive parts that include door trip panels, rear shelf, trunk trim, dash insulators and plastic injection trim. M-TEK also provides export sales to Mexico and Asia.

“We are happy to have this opportunity to announce this milestone event in M-TEK’s history,” M-TEK President and CEO Masaki Sugisawa said in a release. “We are pleased to call Rutherford County home to our North American Headquarters.”