Hubner Manufacturing Corporation building new facility, creating 66 jobs in Dunlap
Over sixty new jobs are coming to Sequatchie County.
Hubner Manufacturing Corporation announced Wednesday that they will invest $9.6 million to establish a brand new facility in Dunlap.
“We’re so glad to have Hubner choose Tennessee as a place to do business. Tennessee is a great place to live and work, and we’re glad to have them here,” Governor Bill Lee said. “Hubner’s commitment to create dozens of quality jobs for the residents of Dunlap and Sequatchie County is a great thing for the area.”
Over the next five years, Hubner, which is a subsidiary of Germany-based Hubner Group, plans to create 66 jobs in Sequatchie County, a Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development news release explained.
“The City of Dunlap is extremely pleased with Governor Lee’s announcement of a new manufacturing facility in Dunlap, Tennessee,” Dunlap City Mayor Dwain Land said. “We have been searching for a company that would locate in Dunlap and give our citizens high-paying wages. I’d like to thank Gov. Lee and his staff for the assistance in attracting Hubner to Dunlap.”
Construction is set to begin later this year on the 36,000-square foot facility that will be located on Tram Trail in the Dunlap Industrial Park.
Huber, according to the release, is known for manufacturing products used for transportation and energy sectors. At the Dunlap facility, extruded and molded rubber parts, gaskets, and seals for the transportation, oil and gas, and aerospace industries will be produced.
“We appreciate Hubner’s commitment to invest in Sequatchie County and bring stable, family-wage jobs to Dunlap,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Hubner has a strong track record in the communities where it operates, and we look forward to the ways it will support and grow the local economy in Dunlap.”
CEO of Hubner North America Ron Paquette said Dunlap was chosen over 11 other sites they were considering.
"The cooperation and support provided by the local, county, and state officials surpassed competing locations and the local workforce demonstrated a strong work ethic and sense of pride in quality that best fit our family-owned company," Paquette said.
Paquette added that Hubner is planning to partner with local high schools and area universities to sponsor STEM projects, workforce development programs and apprenticeship opportunities.