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Sep 12, 2014


JAMESTOWN, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2014) – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined executives from Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corporation (FTIC) today to announce the company’s plans to locate new manufacturing operations in Indiana, creating up to 195 new jobs by 2017.

A Japan-based joint venture between Fukai Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Fukai) and Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd, d/b/a Toyotetsu, FTIC will invest $73.5 million to construct and equip a 151,000 square-foot facility located on 40 acres of land at 1100 North Lebanon Street in Jamestown. The plant, which is expected to be operational in the spring of 2016, will house heavy presses as well as machinery for the production of automotive pillars, body structures and frames.

“Indiana continues to benefit from our strong relationships with the Japanese business community,” said Ellspermann. “On my trade mission to Japan earlier this year, we discussed the opportunity of Fukai coming to Indiana. They now join 240 Japanese business facilities across the state employing more than 44,000 Hoosiers. We celebrate our friendship with Japan, with the success of businesses like Fukai in our sister state Tochigi Prefecture bringing jobs and investment back home to Indiana.”

FTIC Indiana