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Japanese company to open $60 million plant in Alabama

August 21, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Japanese automotive supplier plans to build a more than $60 million plant that will hire about 200 people in north Alabama.

A statement from the governor’s office says Vuteq USA will produce parts for the Mazda-Toyota assembly plant being built in Limestone County.

Construction on the Vuteq is scheduled to begin in October. The plant is expected to reach full employment in 2021.

The factory will make plastic-injected parts and assemblies for vehicles.

A partnership between Mazda and Toyota is spending about $1.6 billion on the Huntsville car factory, which will have as many as 4,000 workers. It’s supposed to produce as many as 300,000 vehicles when it opens in two years.

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