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Auto Parts Maker Hiring 300 More Workers

Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Akebono plans to hire 300 more workers at the Clarksville, Tenn., plant it’s buying from Bosch.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Automotive parts manufacturer Akebono plans to hire 300 more workers at the Clarksville plant it's buying from Bosch.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported the announcement came at a meeting of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board.

About 400 people currently work at the plant, which is being bought by Japanese manufacturer Akebono. Akebono's U.S. headquarters is in Elizabethtown, Ky.

The newspaper reported the company will close several Bosch facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, consolidating manufacturing in Clarksville and another plant in South Carolina.

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