Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM) – manufacturer of exhaust systems and components – has announced plans to open a new production facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“Faurecia is proud to open this new facility and to provide new opportunities for local job seekers,” 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.”

Faurecia is making an initial investment of US$4m to begin operations in the 137,500 square foot facility. The site will create more than 100 new jobs in the Fort Wayne area. The company, which currently employs approximately 1,800 workers at three locations in Columbus, plans to begin hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions later this year. 

Fort Wayne’s Mayor, Tom Henry, said Faurecia’s investment is a result of the city’s strategy to retain and attract quality employees in Northeast Indiana.

“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.”

“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.”