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DENSO celebrates Alabama facility grand opening

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 07:00
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Global automotive supplier DENSO cut the ribbon on its latest North American investment — a warehousing facility in Montgomery, Ala., on June 26. DENSO Manufacturing Michigan—Alabama Plant (DMMI-AL), which represents a $2.2 million investment, is part of DENSO’s expansion plan to invest nearly $1 billion in North America in a four-year period.

“Since announcing our Alabama expansion plans in October, we have worked closely with the Montgomery community to revitalize the Smothers Road building into a world-class DENSO facility,” said Mike Bowman, DMMI-AL plant director. “Montgomery has been a great partner, and we are thrilled to have hired 30 people on the way to our goal of 45 new DENSO jobs here in Alabama.”

DMMI-AL is a 103,000 square-foot facility that will support the warehousing and shipping of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units and other parts for DENSO’s North American customers. The $2.2 million investment included new equipment, personal property, setup and training.

“Today is certainly an exciting day for Montgomery as we celebrate our new partnership with DENSO,” said Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors Leslie L. Sanders. “This new chapter not only signifies more jobs and expanding industry, it also demonstrates once again that world-class companies such as DENSO see Montgomery as a place they want to do business.”

This investment is part of DENSO’s expansion plan to invest nearly $1 billion in North America – more than $750 million in the United States – to strengthen and expand its product development and manufacturing capabilities across the region.

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