Chattanooga Seating Systems creating 190 new jobs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hamilton County’s Chattanooga Seating Systems got some good news Wednesday, delivered by Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd.

The two announced Chattanooga Seating Systems will expand its existing Chattanooga facility.

The automotive seat manufacturer will invest $5.4 million and create 190 jobs in Hamilton County.

Chattanooga Seating Systems is a joint venture of Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics.

It manufactures and supplies seats for vehicles assembled at Volkswagen Chattanooga.

Chattanooga Seating will expand its current facility in Chattanooga.

Officials announced that with this expansion, the company will be updating the facility to make room for new equipment.

Chattanooga Seating Systems will also be adding additional space to the facility by utilizing an unoccupied building near its current facility.

Local leaders expressed gratitude to Chattanooga Seating for choosing to expand in Hamilton

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said, “We’re glad to see growth for a valuable member of our business community, and an important supplier for VW.”

Chattanooga and Hamilton County are represented by Sen. Bo Watson (R – Hixson), Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R – Chattanooga), Rep. Gerald McCormick (R – Chattanooga), Rep. Mike Carter (R – Ooltewah), Marc Gravitt (R – East Ridge), Rep. Patsy Hazlewood (R – Signal Mountain) and Rep. JoAnne Favors (D – Chattanooga) in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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