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Posted by: Steve Kimmel 3 weeks ago

VIPs and Teijin Automotive executives cut the ribbon celebrating the opening of the supplier’s new, 164,000 square-foot top coat and assembly facility in Huntington, Indiana. From left, are Steve Wisniewski, chief financial officer, Teijin Automotive; Chris Twining, CEO, Teijin Automotive; Huntington Mayor Richard Strick; Mary Martin, regional director for U.S. Senator Mike Braun; Rick Doering, plant manager, Teijin Automotive Huntington; Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development Corporation; Rob Miller, Huntington County Commissioner; Theresa Kulczak, executive director, Japan-America Society of Indiana; and Kim Zitny, director, Corporate Communications, Teijin Automotive.

Teijin Automotive Technologies held a ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 4 to celebrate the opening of its new topcoat and assembly facility in Huntington. This new facility enhances the capabilities of the company’s existing Huntington facility, which include compression molding, bonding, water jetting, sanding and priming.

The new 164,000 square-foot facility houses topcoat and assembly process to support the manufacturing of the Ford Bronco 4-door modular painted roof program. The roofs themselves will be molded in advanced composites at Teijin Automotive’s 350,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located across Highway 9 in Huntington.

“This new facility enables us to support exciting programs like the Ford Bronco and gives us the capacity to meet future customer needs as the demand for our innovative, sustainable, lightweight components continues to grow,” said Teijin Automotive CEO Chris Twining. “Huntington is an ideal location for us because of the availability of skilled, dedicated workers, and the continued support and collaboration from the economic development teams from the State of Indiana, Huntington County, and the Huntington community.”

Additional details:

Topcoat facility sitting on 30 acres in the new Riverfork West Industrial Center.

Total investment of more than $100 million including land, building and equipment.

Will employ approximately 110 people when operations begin in June 2024.

Will eventually employ approximately 200.

About Teijin Automotive Technologies

Teijin Automotive Technologies is a worldwide leader in the compounding and molding of composite components with a focus on providing automakers with lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, Teijin Automotive Technologies has 26 operations in seven countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For more information visit teijinautomotive.com.