metal stamping, Rutherford County welcome auto supplier to La Vergne Manufacturers

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with officials from Rutherford County on June 22 in announcing plans by Tottser-Iroquois Industries to locate a manufacturing facility in La Vergne, Tenn.  The company is slated to begin operations at 118 Wheeler Street on July 1 and plans to create 25 jobs within a year of operation.

¡°Governor Haslam¡¯s Jobs4TN plan emphasizes the importance of leveraging our existing assets to attract new companies to Tennessee while helping our existing businesses expand and remain competitive. ¡°By identifying our strengths in the automotive sector and targeting it as a key cluster in our state, we¡¯re developing a clear competitive advantage and seeing results. This decision by Tottser-Iroquois confirms we have the right strategy in place,¡± said Commissioner Hagerty.

¡°Tottser-Iroquois Industries is very pleased to begin manufacturing operations in Tennessee. ¡°Our diversified customer base requires that we have a presence in the south. The support offered by the State of Tennessee ultimately led to our decision to locate a facility in this state,¡± said Jan Barrett, Tottser-Iroquois Industries business development manager.

Tottser-Iroquois Industries, a metal forming and welded assembly company providing stampings and assemblies to the automotive industry, is a joint venture between Iroquois Industries in Warren, Mich. and Tottser Tool & Manufacturing in Philadelphia, Penn. The companies have over 100 years of combined experience in the automotive industry.

¡°This is another exciting day in La Vergne. ¡°Our city is continuing to move forward in attracting industry and jobs, because we are affordable and have a qualified work force available. We warmly welcome Tottser-Iroquois Industries to La Vergne,¡± said La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley.

¡°Our organization remains committed to creating jobs and Tottser-Iroquois Industries is a great example of those efforts,¡± said Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Gordon Ferguson.