IN: Faurecia Clean Mobility to Open Fort Wayne Facility, Create 144 Jobs
13 Mar, 2017
Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM), a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems, announced plans to locate a new facility in Allen County, Indiana, creating up to 144 new jobs by 2018.
“Just like Faurecia, Indiana is a global leader in automotive manufacturing,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “As Faurecia expands here in Indiana, they’re leveraging the competitive advantage gained when a business operates in the state with the nation’s highest concentration of manufacturing jobs. Hoosiers have a long legacy in all stages of the automotive industry, and as Indiana continues to advance innovation in manufacturing and build one of the nation’s top environments for doing business, that legacy will grow and create more quality jobs for Hoosiers across our state.”
The company, which operates its North American headquarters in Columbus, Indiana, will initially invest more than $4 million to establish and equip a new 137,500-square-foot production facility at 4510 Airport Expressway in Fort Wayne.
FCM employs more than 1,800 Hoosiers at three locations in Columbus, Indiana, with plans to begin hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions at its new Fort Wayne facility at the end of 2017. Interested applicants may apply online.
“Faurecia is proud to expand on our already significant presence in the state with this new facility and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” said Dave DeGraaf, president of FCM in North America. “We’ve had great success growing our business in Indiana due in large part to our ability to attract a highly motivated and skilled workforce and we are looking forward to continuing that progress with this new site.”
FCM is the global market leader for light and commercial vehicles, offering advanced solutions for emissions control as well as acoustic treatment, weight reduction and exhaust heat recovery. FCM recognizes the importance of meeting environmental standards and has responded to the public’s growing concerns with a comprehensive product portfolio, including Catalytic converters, emissions control systems, mufflers, manifolds and complete exhaust systems.
The IEDC offered Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies USA, LLC (dba FCM) up to $825,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $125,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Fort Wayne will consider additional incentives at the request of the Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
“The City of Fort Wayne continues to be a leader in attracting private business investments and jobs to our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I’m encouraged that the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission was able to partner with HBC Realty Corp. and The Hagerman Group to help facilitate Faurecia’s new jobs and investment in Fort Wayne.”
Indiana is a national manufacturing powerhouse, home to five automotive original equipment manufacturers and more than 500 automotive suppliers like Faurecia. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Indiana’s manufacturing industry contributed nearly $100 billion to Indiana’s GDP in 2015, an increase of more than $6 million from 2014. One in five Hoosiers work in manufacturing, making Indiana home to the nation’s highest concentration of manufacturing employment.
Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, with three key Business Groups: Seating, Interiors and Clean Mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of $20.7 billion. On December 31, 2016, Faurecia employed 100,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com
In North America, Faurecia had sales of $5.78 billion in 2016 and employed approximately 20,000 people at 47 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.