Auburn Hills, Michigan – Automotive supplier Faurecia will start construction this year on a plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The facility will employ 410 people in the area. Production is scheduled to begin in February, 2016.
Faurecia North America Chairman and CEO Jacques Mauge said, "With existing Faurecia plants already producing interior systems and emissions control technologies in Louisville, our seating facility in Simpsonville expands Faurecia's company-wide commitment to this region. "
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear added, "I want to thank the company for its continued investment in the Commonwealth and for bringing scores of new jobs to the state. This announcement is another feather in the cap for our growing automotive industry."
Nik Endrud, President of Faurecia Automotive Seating, said the metro-Louisville area offers Faurecia the right skill set to meet customer needs. Louisville has a thriving auto industry with Ford making trucks, sport utility vehicles, and its popular Escape crossover there. Toyota has plants nearby in Georgetown, Ky., and Princeton, Ind., and Honda has a plant in the region in Greensburg, Ind.
The 122,000ft2 Simpsonville plant becomes the 38th Faurecia production site in North America. In all, Faurecia employs more than 20,000 people in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.