Governor Lee

Governor Lee speaks in White House June 8.

On Tuesday, June 8, Gov. Bill Lee announced that Advanex Americas — a leading manufacturer of custom spring products, will be opening a new factory in White House in November.

“I’d like to thank Advanex Americas for selecting Robertson County and creating more than 100 high-quality jobs for Tennesseans. Every time a company chooses to relocate to Tennessee, it is a vote of confidence to our business climate and workforce and provides a ripple effect of opportunity for our communities,” said Lee.

Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle acknowledged the fact that Advanex is a great start for the Countys’ new business park being developed.

“We are pleased to welcome Advanex Americas to Robertson County and White House. They are a great addition to our growing advanced manufacturing sector, and we appreciate the confidence in our workforce. This project is a great start for the investment our County is making in a new business park on the I-65 corridor. Thanks to the Robertson County Economic Development Board and the City of White House for partnering with the State of Tennessee and TVA to bring this great company to our community,” said Vogle.

Advanex will begin its Robertson County operation by adding 102 new jobs and investing $17 million.

The company will build its’ factory on a plot of land located at 514 Hester Dr. in White House.

“The I-65 and the I-24 will give us great access to our customers. That’s one of the biggest reasons that we chose here,” said Advanex Americas President Kenichi Ogaki.

Advanex Americas is the U.S. division of Advanex Inc. — a Japanese company founded in 1946 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan that has grown into 15 group companies around the world.

Advanex manufactures precision springs, extension and compression springs, torsion, wire form, pins, stampings and plastics. Also, Advanex assembles for companies in various sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and agriculture.

“Advanex Japan and Advanex Americas are excited to be building a facility in White House, Tennessee after a search that spanned over two years and several states. We chose Tennessee because of the welcoming business climate and the tremendous support of TNECD and government officials who are helping us quickly and efficiently bring a facility to an undeveloped site that will suit our needs and give us great accessibility to our customers. In addition, Tennessee has built a broad education system that includes developing a skilled and professional labor force that is attractive to business. We look forward to being a part of the White House community,” said Ogaki.