b'Officials from Blount and what was then Nippondenso at a groundbreaking in 1988.Archive photo from DENSO shows the workforce when the plants opened in 1990.Then DENSO Tennessee President Mack Hattori signs a daruma doll during the Body Electronics expansion in 2006.DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. achieved a new international standard for environmental management in 1997 by obtaining ISO 14001 status. At the time, only seven companies in Tennessee had accomplished the achievement.www.BlountPartnership.com 11'