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Old 05-26-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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Ok, today's Herald-Citizen & UCBJ online has "exposed" UNO. Ficosa North America will be transferring it's facility from Crossville. Tragenvol hit it right on the head. 550 of the jobs will be new jobs.
Hopefully they don't hide this link behind the paywall, it was visible when I posted it.

UCBJ – Upper Cumberland Business Journal » Project Uno unveiled: Ficosa North America to build new facility in Putnam County
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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While I'm sorry that Crossville is losing some much-needed manufacturing jobs, I am giddy that this company is staying in the Upper Cumberland and is actually adding hundreds of new jobs by bringing back work that had been done in China and Mexico. This is certainly great news for Cookeville and Putnam County! The Southwestern part of Cookeville will be totally unrecognizable in just a couple of years.

Here's the official announcement from the state:

https://news.tn.gov/node/13934
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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At least it's not all of the Crossville operation's jobs.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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At least it's not all of the Crossville operation's jobs.

Ficosa’s existing Tennessee plant in nearby Crossville produces mirror assemblies for Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and other auto manufacturers. The company will transfer the existing jobs to the new Cookeville facility, which will increase production capacity and allow components currently made in China and Mexico to be made in Tennessee.

My take is that will shut down the Crossville plant.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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Ficosa’s existing Tennessee plant in nearby Crossville produces mirror assemblies for Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and other auto manufacturers. The company will transfer the existing jobs to the new Cookeville facility, which will increase production capacity and allow components currently made in China and Mexico to be made in Tennessee.

My take is that will shut down the Crossville plant.
The Tennessean's article sure does make it sound like the Crossville facility is going to close:

The 500 Crossville facility employees will transfer to the new plant when completed by the end of 2016. An additional 400 jobs will be created, bringing the total number of employees to 900.

Ficosa to build new plant in Cookeville
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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I think there are three separate Ficosa facilities in Crossville....could be wrong...but as I understood...there are 800 to 1,000 employed in Cumberland County.

I don't know for sure, but if that is the case, then the assumption would be a remaining Ficosa prescence in Crossville.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Great news!
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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The Crossville Plant will close once the Cookeville facility is up and running. This is obvious, or why would Crossville try so hard to keep them form moving? If you read the writing on the walls, all signs point to the Crossville plant closing.... By 2017
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Today's Herald-Citizen says that construction on this new plant is supposed to start next week. They're not wasting any time.

Also, while Ficosa is based in Spain, it's 49% owned by Panasonic which plans on introducing some new technology into the manufacturing process at this plant.

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Old 05-28-2015, 06:58 AM
 
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The Crossville Plant will close once the Cookeville facility is up and running. This is obvious, or why would Crossville try so hard to keep them form moving? If you read the writing on the walls, all signs point to the Crossville plant closing.... By 2017
I said early on that this was most likely Ficosa moving from Crossville when it was still just known as Project Uno. I was told that Ficosa wanted to consolidate all operations under one roof.

When an article states 550 new jobs, and only 350 moving from Crossville..then my assumption was a remaining prescence in Cumberland County. So...if there are at least 900 employees in Crossville with 350 employees moving to Cookeville...how is that 550 new jobs? Don't answer....rhetorical question. It is 550 new jobs for Cookeville.. ..a total of zero new jobs for the Upper Cumberland.

So anyway...I understand that Ficosa will no longer be present in Crossville beyond 2017...the articles written about the relocation prior to the Tennessean's article weren't exactly clear on that....but that is about par for the course these days
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