Union City, TN (2014)
With the goal of bringing back to the United States most of its manufacturing needs, MIA Seating intends to establish a new Technologically Advanced and Vertically Integrated manufacturing facility in the United States; manufacturing a high quality “Made in the USA” product line of office chairs and furniture at prices that can compete with imported product from China. The NMTC financing provided to the project provided the final funding component to complete the construction and purchase the equipment for the project. This funding was crucial in providing the quality manufacturing facility and the state-of-the-art equipment needed to compete globally with international competition. Training and educational program were provided at no cost to the company as a site location incentive from the State of TN. The facility was built with a LEED focus and every product has received GREENGUARD Certification. The project creates 510 new permanent jobs in a rural location with 24.4% poverty and 11% unemployment.