Tenneco recently announced plans to open a new clean air manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to support programs for General Motors.

The 117,000-square-foot facility, which will be located near GM's Spring Hill assembly plant, is scheduled to begin production in late 2016. It will become Tenneco's second facility in the state, joining the company's clean air plant in Smithville, which employs 650 people.

"We're very excited to continue providing exceptional products and service to GM from our newest facility in North America," said Mike Seurynck, Tenneco vice president and general manager North America Clean Air. "We are equally excited to help bring new jobs to the state of Tennessee, and thank both the state and the city of Spring Hill for their support."

The new plant will employ approximately 20 people when it opens but will grow gradually to employ approximately 175 by 2019.

The Spring Hill facility will become Tenneco's 65th global clean air manufacturing facility and 16th in North America. Tenneco also operates clean air global engineering centers in Grass Lake, Michigan, Edenkoben, Germany, and Kunshan, China, to support the design, testing and development of advanced systems for light vehicle and commercial truck and off-highway applications as well as locomotive, marine and stationary engine customers throughout the world.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, and approximately 30,000 employees worldwide, Tenneco is one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive, commercial truck and off-highway original equipment markets and the aftermarket.

For more information, visit www.tenneco.com.