Japanese company expanding Indiana factory

Hitachi Powered Metals plans $38 million expansion of auto parts factory in Indiana

Associated Press

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- Hitachi Powdered Metals said Wednesday that it will spend about $38 million to expand an auto parts factory in southeastern Indiana.

Hitachi said that it would build a second facility at its site in Greensburg and plans for operations to start there next August.

The company now has about 150 full-time workers at its Greensburg factory and expects to possibly hire 60 more people in the coming year. Hitachi says it is looking to hire for production, engineering and maintenance jobs.

The company makes valve guides, gears, sprockets and pullies for auto companies including General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Nissan.

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