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Magneti Marelli brings 800 auto supply jobs to Middle TN

Tennessean -- With a subsidiary of the Italian automaker Fiat poised to add 800 new jobs to its auto supply plant in Giles County, the current unemployment rate of 8.9% in this rural outpost won’t hold up for long.

The $53.7 million expansion of the Magneti Marelli plant in the Giles County Industrial Park shows how Middle Tennessee’s manufacturing base is at least partially reversing a trend of losing factory jobs over the past two decades.

Magneti Marelli plans to add an automotive lighting division to its plant. The facility already makes auto suspension and exhaust systems. Giles County edged out a site in Alabama for the Italian automaker’s operation.

“He came to visit in October and was quite impressed with the workforce,” Speer said. “They had also been considering Mexico, but in the end, the


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good for them.
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Too bad GM closed down the Saturn plant.
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what's going on- business finally wants to stay in U.S.A.?
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Good news for once ... ;-)
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Repeal Obamacare Now!
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It is good that there are some jobs coming but the problem is that Fiat makes junk as most people who have worked on them know.

[Edited by: OGW at 6/29/2012 12:04:45 AM EST]
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French......
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I'm glad for them.

Do you know what "Fiat" stands for? Fix It Again, Tony.
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Good news.
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Good for them
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Nice for Tennessee.

An education for the Italians who go.
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JOBS!

Great. Glad for these folks getting 800 additional jobs.

The folks that were already working in the plant impressed management and swayed them. It does make a difference.

God bless them all.
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Good.
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Good for them.
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Hopefully some good jobs for Tennessee.
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good
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If they were smart, they would move their manufacturing plant out of the USA.
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Good news, hope it's quality first~
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if they want to keep it that way they better keep quality up...or bye bye
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Going to where the wages are cheap and the people are ignorant enough to avoid unions.
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Hope the UAW not there
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we need them in ohio
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Great news for Giles County, Tennessee!
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go TN -- some good news
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Good for TN
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Welcome to Obamacare expenses
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GOOOOOOD
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Is Middle Tennessee like Middle Earth?
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great!
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Great for Tennessee!!!!
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great to hear about new jobs
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Ok.
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Relevance to gas prices?????
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Good news for Tennessee.
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Great news
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good deal for them
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Good to hear, notice where it is being located and where the alternate location was? Right to work states.
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Don't worry. The o-team is working on exporting those jobs too!
Anyone else 2012!
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good to see manufacturing jobs created in the US. We can be competitive in manufacturing in a world market for labor
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Good for them.
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Great news!
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