Japanese auto supplier to create 40 new jobs
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2015) — New Mather Metals today announced plans to expand in Simpson County. The original expansion, announced last year, was expected to create 20 new jobs and invest $4.5 million into the project. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that the Kentucky automotive supplier now plans to hire a total of 40 employees and invest $20 million.
New Mather, which produces suspension components for the automotive industry, has undergone three major expansion projects in recent years and needs to add new production lines to meet the demand. The company plans to add nearly 58,000-s.f. to its current facility on Page Drive. The project is expected to be completed by October.
New Mather Metals is a wholly owned subsidiary of NHK International Corporation, which is owned by Japan-based NHK Spring Company Limited. The Franklin facility opened in 2002 and currently has 360 employees. With additional facilities in Bowling Green and Louisville, NHK employs over 1,000 full-time workers in Kentucky.