NHK Seating to triple size of plant, add 100 jobs

By The Associated Press

FRANKFORT — A company that makes automotive seating is planning a $38 million expansion that will triple the size of its central Indiana plant and bring with it up to 100 new jobs.

NHK Seating of America said it will build and equip a 383,000-square foot (116,000-square meter) manufacturing facility at its complex in Frankfort, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.

The project, expected to be completed in March 2021, will add up to 100 new jobs, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said. Those jobs will include workers in the plant's seat assembly and production as well as forklift operators and production line and materials supervisors, the Journal & Courier reported.

Frankfort-based NHK Seating is a supplier for Subaru of Indiana Automotive, which last week announced a $158 million expansion for its plant in nearby Lafayette that will create 350 new jobs in a new service parts facility and a transmission assembly shop.

NHK Seating also supplies safety mechanisms to Toyota, said company vice president Richard Reck.

The Frankfort facility currently employs 825 people.

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