|Published: 9:06 AM, 04/17/2013
||Last updated: 9:07 AM, 04/17/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
FROM THE DAILY POST ATHENIAN
The McMinn County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and
automotive acoustic systems and trim part manufacturer HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, Inc.,
announced Monday the company's plans to locate a 185,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at the
Mt. Verd Interchange Industrial Park in Athens, set for completion in August 2013. Investment in
the project is anticipated to total $28 million.
competitive wages and benefits, HP Pelzer plans to employ 200 at the facility in management and
The plant will be within half an
hour's' drive of much of Monroe County.
Today's announcement is
the culmination of Project Stopwatch-- behind-the-scenes work to bring HP Pelzer to McMinn
The Athens location will supply interior products to
numerous auto assembly plants, including several in the Southeast. With site prep now under way,
the company is targeting facility completion for Sept. 15, 2013.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 17, edition of The Advocate
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