Officials break ground at new plastic automotive parts manufacturing plant

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for DaikyoNishikawa (DNUS) near the intersection of Greenbrier Parkway and Old Highway 20.

In May, Governor Ivey announced auto supplier DNUS was locating its first U.S. facility in Alabama. The $110 million investment to open an auto parts manufacturing facility is expected to create 380 new jobs.

“I’m proud to welcome another great Japanese company, DaikyoNishikawa, to Sweet Home Alabama, and I know that together we will build a lasting partnership,” Governor Ivey said. “Today marks another pivotal moment for Huntsville as it becomes the next vital production hub for the global auto industry.”

The governor was joined by DNUS officials, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, as well as other local leaders and economic developers.

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“As our first manufacturing facility in North America, DNUS is proud to serve Mazda Toyota and call Huntsville our new home,” said Nariaki Uchida, president of DaikyoNishikawa Corporation. “Together with our business and community partners, our aim is to be a good corporate neighbor and a premiere Tier I automotive supplier.”

Once the DNUS facility begins operations to coincide with the start of MTMUS vehicle production in 2021, DNUS’s Alabama workforce will manufacture large resin parts such as bumpers and instrument panels for the automakers.

"By selecting Alabama as the site for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, DaikyoNishikawa joins a long list of world-class Japanese companies with growing operations in the state,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “We look forward to working with this high-caliber company to assemble a workforce in Huntsville that can fuel its growth plans.”

“DaikyoNishikawa is a key manufacturer in the growing cluster of Tier 1 automotive suppliers for MTMUS, and we're excited to provide the skilled workers for this high-performing auto industry leader,” ​Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said.

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