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UGN Opens Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

UGN Opens Manufacturing Facility In TennesseeChicago-based UGN Inc. has opened a multi-million dollar production facility in Jackson, Tenn. The new facility the companys fourth produces UGNs line of sound-absorbing products used in Toyota vehicles. The company also has plans to transfer production of materials for Honda, Lexus and Nissan vehicles to the new plant by the end of 2002.The 150,000 square-foot building has added 100 new jobs to the Jackson community. Within its third year of operation, the company expects to add an additional 100 jobs.The opening of a fourth facility provides tremendous growth for both our acoustical products and the Jackson community, said Gary Jamison, president and CEO, UGN.UGN was formed in 1986 as a joint venture between Rieter Automotive Systems and Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku).December 2002