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 Economic Development News 
Monday, June 06 2016

Global automotive manufacturing company is seeking employees for new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in middle Tennessee

Detroit, MI -- Ficosa North America, a branch of the global automotive technology manufacturing company Ficosa International, is now hiring hundreds of employees from a variety of skill levels and educational backgrounds for their new 270,000 square foot automotive manufacturing facility in Cookeville, Tennessee, which is about 80 miles east of Nashville.

“We’re looking to fill positions practically from top to bottom,” said Fred Zicard, vice president of Ficosa North America. “From production and project managers, technicians and engineers, to human resource specialists and assembly and warehouse workers. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone who has the skills and desire to be a part of building the car of the future. Some of our more successful employees even get the opportunity to live and work in other countries.”

The plant, which will produce rear view systems for automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors, will increase production capacity and help provide much needed manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and Tennessee.

“We’ve got a lot of talented, qualified individuals in the Cookeville and Putnam County area who will be an integral part of the success of this plant,” said Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton. “From recent grads at Tennessee Tech to some of the up and coming young men and women in our advanced manufacturing high school programs. We’re excited to be able to offer them, and anyone else who is interested in moving to our beautiful city, an opportunity to live and work here in Cookeville.”

To help fill positions, Ficosa North America is working with AtWork Group, KellyOCG®, Manpower, ResourceMFG and Wise Staffing Group.

Those who are interested in applying for a job should send their resumes to

About Ficosa North America
Ficosa International began operating in the United States in 1995, through a technical-commercial office in Michigan. Since then, the company has expanded its capacities for the development of projects for the North American area, with the creation of a test laboratory in 1996, a CAD department in 1997, and a prototype laboratory in 1998. In 2000, Ficosa North America consolidated its engineering center with a new headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan.

About Ficosa International
Ficosa is a global company devoted to the creation of high-technology vision, safety, efficiency and connectivity solutions for the industry, with the desire to contribute to society through our commitment to technological innovation, human values and energy efficiency. Founded in 1949 and based in Barcelona, Ficosa currently has more than 9,700 employees in 18 countries worldwide in Europe, North and South America and Asia, with consolidated sales of more than one billion dollars in December 2014. The rear view system (interior/side mirror) is Ficosa’s main business, known worldwide and recognized by top global OEMs. For more information, visit

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