Miyake Forging, a Japan-based supplier of hot- and cold-forged bearings and a provider of heat-treating and machining services, opened a new 48,000-square-foot plant in Surgoinsville, Tenn. The facility will produce bearing components for the automotive industry. Miyake Forging already operates two plants in Japan and one in Thailand. The Tennessee venture, the company’s first in the U.S., currently has 14 employees, but employment is expected to increase in the future.