A German auto parts manufacturer announced Tuesday that it plans to build a $39 million plant in Dublin that will bring 178 new jobs.
The company, Edrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co., will make brake pistons and metal stampings, said Cal Wray, president of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority. Some of its customers include BMW, Meredes-Benz and Volvo.
The 130,000-square-foot plant will be built in the I-16 Industrial Park at the corner of Interstate 16 and Ga. 257, Wray said. Construction will begin in May or June, and the company has targeted March 2013 as a completion date.
Dublin and Laurens County has been hit hard by job losses in recent years, including the loss of more than 1,000 textile jobs.
“I think this is the first of some good things to come,” Wray said. “We’re seeing our work of the last five years paying off.”
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