- South Korean adhesive manufacturer to locate first U.S. facility in Tennessee, invest $30 million in Morrison
MORRISON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Unitech North America, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $30 million to locate its first U.S. facility in Tennessee.
In phase one of the project, Unitech will create 75 new jobs in Warren County with plans to grow through future expansions.
The Morrison location will specialize in the production of thermal adhesives and battery compression pads for electric vehicle battery manufacturers across the Southeast as well as industrial adhesives and sealers for its automotive customers.
Unitech North America, LLC is a subsidiary of Unitech Co., Ltd., which is headquartered in Ansan, South Korea, and is a leading manufacturer of adhesives and sealants. The expansion to Tennessee represents Unitech’s first location in the U.S. and will join the company’s other operations in Europe and Asia.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 30 economic development projects in the Upper Cumberland region, resulting in approximately 2,700 job commitments and $840 million in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s strong business climate and exceptional workforce attract global brands like Unitech to our state. I am grateful that Unitech has chosen to establish its first U.S. facility in Warren County and look forward to seeing the prosperity these 75 new jobs will bring to the families across rural Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Our state’s rich history in the automotive industry paired with our pro-business climate have propelled Tennessee forward as a leader in the electric vehicle evolution. We are proud to be home to Unitech’s first U.S. facility and will continue to be a strong partner as this company locates operations in Morrison.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter
“It is with great enthusiasm that Unitech joins the Morrison, Tennessee community. We deeply appreciate the warm welcome and the pro-business environment that Tennessee offers. Our new facility here marks a significant milestone for Unitech as we venture into the high-tech electric vehicle and automotive sectors with our specialized solutions. We are confident that this strategic expansion will not only fuel our growth but also contribute to the local economy.” – Seoungho Lee, chairman, Unitech Co., Ltd.
“TVA and Caney Fork Electric Cooperative congratulate Unitech on its decision to establish operations in Warren County. Working to attract jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Industrial Development Board of McMinnville-Warren County, Inc., and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and look forward to Unitech’s future business success in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development
“It is an honor that Unitech has chosen Morrison to be the home of its first U.S. manufacturing facility. This investment speaks very highly of our community and the opportunities that businesses have here to be successful. I congratulate the company on this exciting announcement and look forward to the additional jobs this project will bring to our area.” – Rep. Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta/McMinnville)
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