The upgrade of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings’ Minerva, Ohio, Colfor Manufacturing facility is nearing completion.

The more than US$60 million investment in building expansion, machinery and equipment will create 175 new jobs in the next two years.

When completed, the Minerva facility will have over 100 new items of equipment changing it from lower volume simple production processes to a high-volume manufacturing facility capable of high quality, complex and precision design, heat treating and machining.