Tenneco, in Kettering, will add 300 jobs and $61.5 million investment
Monday, October 29, 2018
Tenneco will nearly double its Kettering workforce, adding 300 jobs as part of a $61.5 million investment that significantly expands the plant.
Tenneco officials confirmed the move Friday, saying that the investment in its Kettering plant is part of an initiative to realign its manufacturing footprint “to enhance operational efficiency and respond to changing market conditions and capacity requirements.”
The plant at 2555 Woodman Drive, makes shock absorbers and struts primarily for General Motors passenger vehicles. The plant also supplies sister Tenneco facilities in North America and, and a foreign automaker’s North American plant. Tenneco has more than 31,000 employees worldwide.
“Tenneco’s investment demonstrates manufacturing continues to remain strong in Montgomery County and the Dayton Region,” said Montgomery County Commission President Deborah Lieberman.
She praised the local coalition that worked to land the expansion.
“We were able to quickly respond to the company’s needs, lowering their costs, and offer a location that allows optimal access to their customers,” she said.