The first automobiles ever produced in Tennessee were made in Jackson between 1906-1910, so it’s fitting that UGN has a 220,000 square foot (20,439 square meter) manufacturing facility there that features state-of-the-art technology using advanced manufacturing techniques.
Since its opening in 2002, the Jackson facility has grown from 52 team members to more than 400, and it can proudly state the very first team member hired, in June 2002, is still a happy member of the UGN family.
The UGN team members first corporate culture—which focuses on the core values of respect, trust, and communication—is strong in Jackson. Team members work in an environment of collaboration with a strong emphasis on teamwork and helping colleagues achieve success.
The plant espouses an open door policy, ensuring every single team member has easy access to share their ideas for improvement. Between that, and regular staff surveys, the Jackson facility’s leadership maintain a close barometer on their teams, who actively work to exceed customer expectations.
Like at other UGN facilities, team members at the Jackson plant are provided with strong job security and continuous opportunities for growth and advancement, with most hiring and promotions happening from within.
Team members at the Jackson plant also give back to their community, actively fundraising in support of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse. They ensure that underprivileged families are adopted during the holidays and are active members of the local Chamber of Commerce and Partners in Education supporting Liberty High School.
Throughout the years, the Jackson plant has received many health and safety awards, including the “Perfect Record Award” from the National Safety Council, and the Manpower Safety Partner Award three years running.
The facility uses advanced manufacturing techniques in numerous work cells to produce:
- Carpet systems
- Dash insulators
- Engine side parts
- Fleece line production
- Headliner assemblies
- Ultra-Light™ products
- Wheelhouse liners
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48 UGN Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305