- Automotive supplier will invest more than $3 million to expand in Mount Pleasant
- Athena-SCE will create 36 jobs in Maury County
- Once expansion is complete, Athena-SCE’s facility will total 38,300 square feet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Athena-SCE, Inc. officials announced today the automotive supplier will invest more than $3 million to expand operations in Maury County.
Athena-SCE will create 36 jobs as part of the expansion. The company will locate its operations at 424 William Springs Road in Mount Pleasant, where Athena SCE will build a 5,800-square-foot addition to its existing 32,500-square-foot facility. Athena-SCE anticipates the new facility will be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2019.
With its parent company headquartered in Italy, Athena-SCE produces gaskets and other sealing devices for automotive and industrial applications.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported 19 economic development projects in Maury County, totaling approximately 4,100 job commitments and $1.3 billion in capital investment.
“We’ve created a business climate in Tennessee that encourages companies to grow and create jobs here. I’m happy to welcome Athena-SCE’s investment in Tennessee, which will strengthen the economy in Mount Pleasant.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Tennessee’s skilled workforce and robust network of automotive companies make our state an ideal place for auto suppliers to invest in. I’m pleased to see Athena-SCE make this considerable investment in Mount Pleasant and bring dozens of quality jobs into this community.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“Moving a manufacturing plant is a significant undertaking. We’re thankful to the City of Mount Pleasant, the Maury County Alliance and the State of Tennessee for their genuinely warm welcome and expert assistance. We’re elated to be part of the Mount Pleasant community.” – Athena-SCE, Inc. President Ryan Hunter
“The City of Mount Pleasant continues to be a location of choice for manufacturers. We are deeply appreciative of Athena-SCE’s investment in the community and the new, quality job opportunities they are creating for our citizens.” – City of Mount Pleasant Mayor Bill White
“Maury County’s location, value and workforce make it a leader in manufacturing job growth for Tennessee. We are excited by Athena-SCE’s decision to consolidate and grow its operations in Maury County, and wish them every success as they move forward.” – Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles
“I am very pleased that these jobs are coming to Mount Pleasant and Maury County. This is a sizable investment that I am happy to see come to our district. I congratulate Athena-SCE and all our state and local officials who helped secure these jobs. We will continue to make job creation our top priority. I look forward to seeing these new jobs benefit Maury County.” – Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald)
“Athena-SCE’s investment in Maury County is great news for our citizens. I was proud to support the efforts of our local leaders in bringing these high-quality jobs to Maury County, and I appreciate Athena-SCE, Governor Lee and our Department of Economic and Community Development for their commitment to our community.” – Rep. Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka)
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