The expansion is underway. Officials broke ground Wednesday afternoon
on the much-anticipated plant expansion of DENSO Manufacturing
Tennessee on a 55-acre site off Middlesettlements Road in Blount
County. Matt Kisber, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community
Development, Masahiko "Mack" Hattori, president of DENSO Manufacturing
Tennessee and a host of county, city and state officials gathered at
the construction site to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $185
When completed, the new electronics division is expected to create
up to 500 new jobs in Blount County by 2010.
Blount Today's Senior reporter Lance Coleman was there and has
posted a video of the groundbreaking. Go to the Blount Today website to
see the 4 1/2 minute video.