An office seat manufacturing company announced it will move operations to Union City, Tennessee and bring 510 new jobs over the next five years to Obion County.
9to5 Seating announced the company will relocate its manufacturing operations to Union City from China. The announcement represents an investment of $39.5 million.
“9to5 Seating chose Union City as the home for our project because of its close proximity to our major markets, availability of talented workforce, and the generous help and assistance that the state of Tennessee, Obion County and Union City have made available to us,” 9to5 Seating CEO Darius Mir said in a news release. “We are determined to not only bring back manufacturing to the United States, but to reverse a 30-year trend by exporting our high quality USA made products competitively to Asia and other countries around the world.”
9to5 Seating plans to occupy the Union City IDB Speculative Building at 3919 Greenfield Drive in the Northwest Regional Industrial Center.
Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014, at which time the company will introduce a newly developed product line designed for the retail market under the brand name of Made in America (MIA) Seating.
Union City Mayor Terry Hailey says the announcement comes at a time when there is a critical need for new jobs in Union City and Obion County.
9to5 Seating was founded in 1982. The company specializes in the design and production of ergonomic office seating. For more information, please visitwww.9to5seating.com/.