Existing Industries Expansions

Nissin Brake Expands, Adding 30 New Jobs

Rock Spring, GA (December 31, 2013) - Nissin Brake Georgia, Inc., is finishing a 50,000-square-foot expansion and adding 30 new jobs at its Rock Spring, Georgia facility. This nearly $33 million investment will bring the factory's total size to about 150,000 square feet and its workforce to 235 employees.

Woodbrige Expansion to Create 70 New Jobs

Chattanooga, TN ( October 31, 2013) - The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that the Woodbridge Group's new manufacturing plant in Chattanooga will employ 70 full-time workers.  The international automotive supplier will invest $8.5 million to add a new formed plastics facility to the the two plants the company already operates in Chattanooga.

WNA Expands

Chattanooga, TN (August 15, 2013) - WNA known as American Plastics for a number of years, unveiled plans to invest nearly $22 million to add a new production line to one of its two local operations and create 53 new jobs over three years. The company employs about 270 workers in Chattanooga.

$88 Million Expansion Underway at LaFayette, Georgia Roper Corporation

LaFayette, GA (August 7, 2013) - GE announced an $88 million expansion at its LaFayette, Geogia-based cooking products plant, as part of a $1 billion investment the company is making in its appliances division.

Convergys Adding 400 Jobs

Chattanooga, TN (August 6, 2013) - Convergys Corp. is creating 400 jobs at its Chattanooga call center. Convergys has a 65,000-square-foot operation at Eastgate Town Center.  These 400 jobs along with the announcement of 500 jobs earlier in the year will bring employment for the company to upward of 1,700 people.

Benton Steel Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Dunlap, TN (July 12, 2013) - Benton Steel Fabrication held a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of their plans to construct a new 400,000 square foot facility in Dunlap, Tennessee.

HomeServe USA Announces Expansion

Chattanooga, TN (June 5, 2013) - HomeServe USA officials announced today the company will expand its Chattanooga, Tennessee operations. The expansion will add an additional 100 customer service positions in Hamilton County and represents an investment of $65,000. 

Transcard LLC Plans Expansion at Chattanooga Operations

Chattanooga, TN (May 2013) - TransCard LLC officials announced plans to expand their operations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The expansion represents a $925,000 investment and will create 69 new jobs in Hamilton County.

IBI Power Expansion Adds 60 New Jobs, $5 Million in Investment

Chattanooga, TN (Sept. 20, 2010) - IBI Power, a custom power packaging and integration solutions provider headquartered in Caldwell, Idaho, will locate its expansion to the Southeast in Chattanooga. The expansion represents an investment of $5 million and will create at least 60 new jobs.


IBI manufactures metal generator enclosures, metal equipment centers that hold electronic switchgear components and metal battery housings and control buildings, among other products


 Chattanooga Announces Only 1 Gigabit Broadband Service in U.S.
Chattanooga, TN (September 13, 2010) - EPB Fiber Optics, Chattanooga's municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the only 1 Gigabit broadband service in the United States for residential and business customers is now available citywide in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Whirlpool Expansion Adds to Big Area Projects

Cleveland, TN (September 2, 2010) -- Whirlpool unveiled plans to build a $120 million plant in Bradley County adding130 jobs to its existing work force of 1,500, which assembles ranges and ovens.

Region Gets $21 million for Web Upgrades

LaFayette, GA (August 18, 2010) -- Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama received a $21.2 million federal stimulus package grant to expand broadband access, speed and realibilty through out the Applachian Region.

Southern Tool Steel Expansion Adds 25 New Jobs

Chattanooga, TN (April 28, 2010) -- The ripple effect of the Volkswagen project is illustrated by a $1.7 million expansion planned by Southern Tool Steel, Inc. (STS), a Chattanooga-owned distributor of metals and plastics. The project will double the production capacity of the operation and add 25 new jobs within the first year of completion.