An auto supplier in the region is building a new manufacturing facility out of state.
Holland-based Motus Integrated Technologies broke ground on July 30 on a $15-million, 96,000-square-foot facility in Gadsden, Alabama.
The facility, which is situated on just over two acres of land, is anticipated to be completed mid next year.
The project will create 90 production jobs.
“This is a very exciting time for Motus,” said Shannon White, president and CEO, Motus Integrated Technologies.
“As the automotive and manufacturing industries continue to evolve and change at lightning speed, our new facility will leverage the most advanced manufacturing and testing technologies, while allowing us to stay true to our legacy of safety, quality and innovation.”
White said the company “conducted an exhaustive search” for the right location.
“Gadsden has a strong sense of community, with unique access to industry resources that will allow us to expand, while also capitalizing on the rapidly growing automotive business across the broader southeastern United States,” White said.
Motus Integrated Technologies
Founded in 1973 as Prince Corporation, Motus Integrated Technologies is a tier-one supplier of automotive interior products to the global auto industry.
The company’s more than 2,000 employees produce high-performance headliners, interior door and console armrests and instrument panel trim components from manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe.
Motus Integrated Technologies currently has nine locations in the U.S., Germany, China, Mexico and Japan.