CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A German auto provider plans to expands its facility in Alabama and can rent 125 new employees.
REHAU is marking its twenty fifth anniversary in Cullman, Alabama, and lately secured a contract to construct exterior polymer-based elements for Mercedes-Benz SUVs. The firm introduced plans Tuesday to speculate $50 million in the growth, al.com reported.
“REHAU has performed a significant position in the success of Alabama’s automotive business for 25 years, and it’s nice to see the corporate increase its operation in Cullman,” Gov. Kay Ivey stated in a press release. “This funding exhibits that the Alabama-Germany partnership has by no means been stronger.”
The plant opened in early 1996 with 30 workers. A second plant producing pipe for heating and plumbing purposes was opened in 2007, and a technical heart adopted in 2015. The REHAU Cullman operation now has practically 800 workers.
Plant Manager Venki Padmanabhan stated REHAU was one in all Mercedes-Benz’s earliest companions in launching its SUV operations in Alabama.
“Twenty-five years in the past, REHAU adopted Mercedes-Benz AG to the U.S. from the Bavarian city of Rehau to Cullman,” Padmanabhan stated. “Now, we’re honored and excited that they’ve positioned their religion in us as soon as once more to assist the launch of their new fashions.”
Mercedes-Benz launched a $1 billion growth of its Tuscaloosa County operations in 2017, which included equipping the plant to fabricate electrical SUVs, in addition to construct an electrical battery plant, a logistics hub and a elements and provide hub in close by Bibb County. The Vance plant will start producing electrical SUVs in 2022.
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