Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas says it has completed construction of a third production facility in Monroe. The new facility, along with new equipment for the new and existing facilities, represents an investment of an expected $80 million, the company said.
The company said the expansion will add up to 250 new jobs by March 2017 to a facility that currently employees more than 350.
The Monroe facility is situated on 70 acres and has two production facilities with a combined manufacturing floor area of 230,000 square feet. The new building will have a manufacturing floor area of 290,000 square feet.
The company produces valve timing controls and propeller shafts at the existing facilities. Production at the new facility is expected to begin in 2016 and will include new products such as electric power steering systems, variable displacement pumps and others.