Economic Development News
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi Increases Production in Lee County, Creates 50 Jobs
Tuesday, October 09 2018
Jackson, MS — Automotive supplier Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi is increasing production in Lee County, investing $100 million and creating 50 jobs.
“Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi’s growth in Lee County is strong indicator the state’s automotive industry continues to gain momentum and will be a major economic driver in North Mississippi and throughout the state,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
A Tier 1 automotive supplier located in Guntown, APMM produces stamped auto parts, body weld parts and plastic parts. The company’s expansion accommodates increased production for the 2019 Toyota Corolla, which is produced at Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs. APMM, which is owned by Toyota Auto Body Co., LTD, is retooling its facility and investing in workforce training.
Friday, September 07 2018
Photo Caption: Pfaff Subaru Groundbreaking ceremony at 12 Wilbert Street
Guelph, Ontario, CN — Pfaff Subaru broke ground on their new 2,050–square metre (22,000–square foot) dealership during a ceremony attended by Mayor Cam Guthrie, Pfaff Automotive Partners, Subaru and other community partners.
Guelph’s newest dealership will be built in the north end of the city at 12 Wilbert Street near Woodlawn and Elmira Roads. Pfaff Subaru will add to the existing strength and diversity of automotive dealerships already located in the area, providing new options for Guelph residents.
“I am thrilled to welcome Pfaff Subaru,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. “This new dealership brings investment, jobs, and more consumer choice to our city. It’s a great addition to Guelph.”
Wednesday, September 05 2018
Company brings approximately 100 jobs to Greenville, S.C.
Tuesday, December 06 2016
Automotive supplier investing $29 million and creating 480 jobs in Spartanburg County
Headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, Magna International operates facilities across the globe, employing approximately 155,000 people worldwide. The company's product capabilities include producing many parts of the automobile, such as the body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as contract manufacturing.
Friday, September 30 2016
Supplier to Chrysler expected to bring more than 100 jobs to region
Madison, WI -- Toledo Molding & Die Inc. (TMD), a global supplier of interior and air/fluid management systems to the automotive industry, is establishing operations in Beloit – a project expected to create 118 new jobs.
The company’s first Wisconsin plant will be located at the Wisconsin Stateline Industrial Park, where it will manufacture molded automotive parts for Jeep Cherokees that will be produced at the Fiat Chrysler Automotive plant in Belvidere, Ill., in early 2017. TMD, which is investing more than $14 million in the project, will occupy a 105,000-square-foot industrial building at the industrial park.
Wednesday, August 31 2016
Mercedes Alabama plant robots
Alabama’s auto industry continues to power new investment and jobs across the state.
Over the past year, auto suppliers have announced new facilities and expansions worth at least $924 million and more than 2,500 new jobs in activities ranging from precision machining to engineering.
Among the companies growing in Alabama is Lear Operations Corp., which this summer announced a $27.7 million, 535-job expansion of its Tuscaloosa County plant.
The project will boost production to supply seating systems to the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance. Lear currently makes seats for the Alabama-made C-Class, and now it is adding seats for the plant’s SUVs.
Friday, November 13 2015
Officials at Kamtek expansion announcement in Birmingham
Birmingham, AL -- Auto supplier Kamtek announced plans to invest $530 million in an expansion of its Alabama operation that includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts.
Kamtek, whose parent company is Canada-based Magna International, says the expansion project in Birmingham will add 354 jobs to its current Alabama workforce of more than 900. Kamtek primarily produces stamped parts for Mercedes-Benz and other automakers at its Jefferson County facility.
Kamtek will invest $530 million to expand its Alabama auto parts manufacturing facility.