NYX Linden LLC recently announced that the company will invest $10.4 million to expand its current manufacturing operations in Perry County, which is categorized as an “economically distressed” county by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).

NYX Linden is a subsidiary of NYX, Inc., headquartered in Michigan, which designs and manufactures automotive parts and components. The company is Perry County’s largest employer.

Through its expansion project, the company will add an additional 16,000 square feet of space to its molding bay and a 24,000-square-foot shipping warehouse at its current plant in Linden on Squirrel Hollow Drive. The project is expected to create 137 new jobs in Linden, according to TNECD.

“On behalf of NYX Incorporated, I would like to thank Governor Lee and the State of Tennessee for supporting NYX with this opportunity for growth,” NYX Linden LLC plant manager Todd McCaig said in a statement. “We have a dedicated workforce here at the NYX Linden plant, and this opportunity for expansion will not only create more jobs for Perry County and the surrounding areas but will also create advancement opportunities for our current employees. We are excited for this opportunity.”

TNECD categorizes Perry County as a tier-4, distressed, economically distressed county, which is the lowest ranking in terms of a county’s economic status. According to data from the department, the county’s poverty rate is 23.6 percent, while the three-year average unemployment rate stands at 6.2 percent. The county’s per capita market income is $23,071.

“NYX Linden LLC has been a trusted business in Perry County since 2012, and we are grateful the company has chosen to expand in Tennessee,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter said in a statement. “We remain committed to elevating communities in rural Tennessee, and NYX Linden’s investment and job creation will make a lasting impact in Tier 4, distressed Perry County for generations to come.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Bill Lee” by TNECD