Automotive

Automotive suppliers manufacture parts and components such as motor vehicle gasoline engines and engine parts, electrical and electronic equipment, steering and suspension components, brake systems, transmission and power train parts, seating and interior trim, stampings and others. Automotive suppliers fall into three main categories:

Light-duty original equipment suppliers - These suppliers interact directly with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), such as BMW, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others.

Heavy-duty original equipment suppliers - These suppliers make parts for commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks, trailers, and buses.

Aftermarket suppliers - These suppliers provide products for the repair and maintenance of existing vehicles. Aftermarket products are sold through a variety of retail stores such as AutoZone and Genuine Parts.

Existing OEM facilities within 100 miles of Clarksville include:
General Motors: Spring Hill, Tennessee (Note: currently inactive)
General Motors: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Nissan: Smyrna, Tennessee
Peterbilt: Madison, Tennessee

Facilities within 200 miles include:
Ford: Louisville, Kentucky
Toyota: Princeton, Indiana
Volkswagen: Chattanooga, Tennessee (180 miles)

Facilities within 300 miles include:
Blue Bird: Fort Valley, Georgia
Blue Bird: La Fayette, Georgia
Chrysler: St. Louis, Missouri (Note: Announced job cuts)
 Honda: Lincoln, Alabama
Mercedes-Benz: Vance, Alabama
Toyota: Georgetown, Kentucky
Toyota: Blue Springs, Mississippi

Facilities within 450 miles include:
BMW: Greer, South Carolina
General Motors: Wentzville, Missouri
Honda: Marysville, Ohio
Hyundai: Montgomery, Alabama
Kia: West Point, Georgia
Nissan: Canton, Mississippi
Toyota: Lafayette, Indiana
Volvo: Dublin, Virginia

News

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices. LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

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