Sunday, August 21, 2011

Business briefs: Parts manufacturer plans expansion in Morristown

Meritor Inc., a parts manufacturer for commercial trucks, said it plans a $26.6 million expansion of its plant in Morristown, Tenn. Meritor said it will make the investment over five years and add 29 jobs over time.

The plant employs 376 people, and it produces precision forged gears used in rear-drive axles for the commercial truck industry. The facility was built in 1979.

— Staff reports

Plant to bring jobs to Lauderdale County

A German company has announced plans for a manufacturing plant that will create more than 120 jobs over five years in Lauderdale County.

State officials said Quaprotek USA will produce metal parts for vehicles, engines and power trains, investing $22 million in an existing 63,000-square-foot building in Ripley, Tenn. Much of the hiring will be done in the second half of 2012.

— Associated Press