Mahle to expand Tenn. injection molding operations

Stuttgart, Germany-based automotive powertrain and air conditioning supplier Mahle Group is expanding injection molding operations in Murfreesboro, Tenn., adding 140,000 square feet of new production lines and 300 jobs to the area.

“The majority of the new business for Murfreesboro will be reallocated from other Mahle locations,” a July 29 news release said.

“The addition in Murfreesboro will allow the company to better optimize its production footprint and be closer to automotive customers located in the Southeast,” the release said said.

Mahle did not immediately respond to inquiries by Plastics News including the cost of the expansion and what Mahle locations would be affected by the reallocation of business.

“The City of Murfreesboro is excited to welcome this major investment by a Tier 1 automotive supplier,” Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said in the release. “We look forward to a continued successful partnership with Mahle as our community helps provide the skilled workforce to the thriving automotive sector in Middle Tennessee.”

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