Manufacturer plans $100M Indiana expansion, 100 jobs

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Aisin USA Manufacturing announced Tuesday that it plans a $100 million expansion in Indiana that will create up to 100 jobs by the end of 2018.

The company, a subsidiary of Kariya, Japan-based Aisin Seiki Co., said it will renovate its facility at 1700 E. Fourth St. in Seymour and add equipment to accommodate design changes in parts being made for  its customers.

Aisin USA makes door-frame components, latching systems, seating and trim molding and other parts for vehicles including the Honda Odyssey, Chevy Traverse, and several Toyota and Lexus models.

Aisin USA, founded in 1987, already employs more than 1,700 full-time workers in Seymour. It plans to begin hiring the additional workers next year.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Aisin USA up to $500,000 in conditional tax credits based on the job-creation plans. The city of Seymour approved a tax abatement for the first phase of the project Monday night at the request of the Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.

"Aisin USA is excited to expand and continue its operations in Seymour, Indiana," Jeff Nordman, executive vice president of Aisin USA Manufacturing, said in a written statement. "Aisin USA was the first North American manufacturing facility for our parent company, Aisin Seiki, and we have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Seymour and Jackson County."

Aisin Seiki employs more than 83,000 people globally, including about 2,900 at 10 companies in Indiana. Those companies include Aisin Drivetrain and Aisin Chemical Indiana in Crothersville, ATTC Manufacturing in Tell City, Aisin Logistics in Franklin, and INTAT Precision in Rushville.

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