NTN Driveshaft Has Big Plans in Anderson

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The 80-acre site is located near Anderson's Nestle plant. The 80-acre site is located near Anderson's Nestle plant.

Columbus-based NTN Driveshaft is considering bringing a $129 million production facility to Anderson, which could result in around 450 jobs. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the Anderson Redevelopment Commission will consider amending the Tax Increment Financing district this week to include the property.

The company hopes to start production next week at the site, which includes 80 acres south of Nestle's plant. The paper reports NTN selected Anderson over a proposed site in Georgia.

Anderson Economic Development Department Director Greg Winkler says the city and NTN have been in discussions since last fall. He says the jobs would pay an average salary of $46,000.

Last fall, NTN Driveshaft detailed its partnership with C4 Columbus Area Career Connection in hopes of developing a more well-trained work force. At the time, President Barry Parkhurst said he "would hire another 25 people tomorrow" if he could find workers with the required skills.

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