LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — Hundreds of jobs are headed to Wilson County as Tritium announced it will soon establish its U.S. manufacturing operations.

Tritium DCFC Limited is a global leader in the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry and is expected to create more than 500 new jobs over the next five years in Lebanon. The company said this will double its existing workforce in Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

“With the help of the hard-working residents of Tennessee, we expect to double or even triple our charger production capacity to further our product distribution throughout the United States,” said Jane Hunter, CEO, Tritium.

The new facility, located at 140 Toshiba Drive, is expected to house up to six production lines, which will produce between 10,000 and 30,000 direct current fast chargers units each year.

“We have traditionally been known as a logistics corridor, which is great,” said Sarah Haston, Economic Development Director for Lebanon. “We have a lot of fine industry here, but we have been inundated recently with industrial warehousing. We’d like to have that shift where we get more advancement manufacturing and also some white collar jobs as well.”

Mayor Rick Bell of Lebanon says his goal is make Lebanon a city where people can get an education, live and work without ever leaving the city limits.

“My vision for Lebanon is to still be Lebanon. This was a great place to grow up. It always has been, and I want to make sure it’s that way for future families as well,” said Mayor Bell. “There’s a lot of bedroom communities around Nashville, places where people sleep there, but they work somewhere else. Lebanon has their own economy.” 

Production at Tritium’s Lebanon facility is set to begin in the third quarter of 2022.