AL: Faurecia to open second plant in Tuscaloosa County

7 Jun, 2010

Faurecia, a French company that is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has purchased the former Visteon plant in Tuscaloosa, where it plans to make automotive interior components for several auto companies.

It is the second factory that Faurecia has announced for Tuscaloosa County in the past six months, and is part of the company’s planned expansion in the United States.

Faurecia said it will add 148 jobs and invest about $13.5 million over the next five years as it adds more customers at the former Visteon plant, which is in the Airport Industrial Park. That plant currently has 68 employees and makes parts for Nissan, which has auto plants in Mississippi and Tennessee.