Blount County, Tenn. (WVLT) - More than 3,000 people work at Denso. They said job stability isn't a problem during these rough economic times.
"We feel like we have the perfect recipe for continued stable employment," said Denso employee, Bob Booker.
One of their ingredients, innovation.
"We're producing a new product here," said Booker.
Their new product is called a start-stop-starter.
"Simply put it's a starter that allows the vehicle when it comes to a stop for the engine to cut off," said Booker.
Now, they need the manpower to build it.
"We need more production team members," said Booker.
75 more on top of the 3,000 men and women who already work here.
"I've been here for 22 years and I've never once been concerned about my job. We do whatever we can to protect employees, they're the life blood of our company," said Denso employee, Dave Gizzi.
Just a few of the reasons why this company is thriving while many others are struggling. The stop-start-starter is already used in Japan but come September we'll see them in the U.S.