A German automotive supplier plans to build a metal stamping plant in Dublin and create 178 jobs in the process.
Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG expects to invest $39 million in the 130,000-square-foot project in Laurens County.
It would be Erdrich’s first U.S. location. The family-owned business makes metal parts and sub-assemblies for the auto industry.
CEO Georg Erdrich said, “This very pro-business community met our requirements with respect to logistics to our customers, access for our suppliers, operating costs, workforce and quality of life.”
The planned opening is in 2013.
Walter Huber, in charge of the company’s U.S. operation, added, “We are anxious to grow our customer base in Georgia and the Southeast …”
Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, said, “Georgia has a range of assets for advanced manufacturers that keeps our state top of mind for international companies and others deciding to expand or set up new locations. These companies require a well-trained workforce and the ability to efficiently reach customers.”