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Auto supplier will hire up to 144 at new Allen County plant

Faurecia Clean Mobility plans to create up to 144 jobs by 2018 at its new facility at 4510 Airport Expressway. (Image courtesy Vintage Archonics)<br>
Faurecia Clean Mobility plans to create up to 144 jobs by 2018 at its new facility at 4510 Airport Expressway. (Image courtesy Vintage Archonics)
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Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:31 am
Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM), a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems, plans to locate a new facility in Allen County, creating up to 144 new jobs by 2018. The company, which operates its North American headquarters in Columbus, Indiana, will initially invest more than $4 million to establish and equip a new 137,500-square-foot production facility at 4510 Airport Expressway. FMC employs more than 1,800 Hoosiers at three locations in Columbus, with plans to begin hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions at its new Fort Wayne facility at the end of 2017.

“Faurecia is proud to expand on our already significant presence in the state with this new facility and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,”Dave DeGraaf, president of FCM in North America, said in a statement. “We’ve had great success growing our business in Indiana due in large part to our ability to attract a highly motivated and skilled workforce and we are looking forward to continuing that progress with this new site.”

FCM is the global market leader for light and commercial vehicles, offering advanced solutions for emissions control as well as acoustic treatment, weight reduction and exhaust heat recovery. FCM's products include catalytic converters, emissions control systems, mufflers, manifolds and complete exhaust systems.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Faurecia  up to $825,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $125,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Fort Wayne will consider additional incentives at the request of the Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Indiana is home to five automotive original equipment manufacturers and more than 500 automotive suppliers like Faurecia. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Indiana’s manufacturing industry contributed nearly $100 billion to Indiana’s economy in 2015, an increase of more than $6 million from 2014. One in five Hoosiers work in manufacturing, making Indiana home to the nation’s highest concentration of manufacturing employment.

 Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers with sales of $20.7 billion in 2016. The company employs about 100,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 research and development locations. In North America, Faurecia had sales of $5.78 billion in 2016 and employed approximately 20,000 people at 47 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

To apply for one of the new positions, go to http://careers.faurecia.com



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