NPR Manufacturing Kentucky LLC (NMKY) has opened a $48.7 million auto parts manufacturing plant in Bardstown, creating 150 new jobs.
NMKY, which is owned by Japan-based Nippon Piston Ring Co. Ltd., supplies high alloy steel piston rings, PM camshafts and valve seats to automotive customers such as Toyota, Isuzu, DMAX, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru and Mitsubishi. The company has 3, 210 employees at seven companies around the world, including Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, India and Korea.
Production at the company’s new 200,000 s.f. facility in Bardstown is expected to reach 18 million pieces per year.