290,000-s.f. facility is in Monroe, Ga.
Hitachi’s $80 million investment at its Monroe, Ga., operations includes a new 290,000 square-foot plant as well as equipment for the new and existing facilities. It is Bristol’s eighth project with Hitachi.
“Bristol Group and Hitachi have a long relationship that includes building facilities in Kentucky and Georgia,” said J. Todd Ball, president of the Bristol Group. “Hitachi has an aggressive goal of rising from the 17th largest auto parts supplier to the top five in the next few years. It has to choose partners that deliver speed, value and innovative problem-solving to achieve its target. Our design-build capabilities, coupled with the sourcing of local precast concrete components, helped deliver a high-performing facility on an extremely short delivery cycle.”
Production is expected to begin in 2016 and will include new products such as electric power steering systems, variable displacement pumps, and others.
The expansion will add up to 250 new jobs by March 2017. The Monroe facility currently has more than 350 employees.