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Auto Supplier To Create Hundreds Of Jobs In W.Va.

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 2:58pm

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An automotive parts supplier plans to create hundreds of jobs in West Virginia.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday that Gestamp will invest a minimum of $100 million at the former South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant.

It will be the company's sixth U.S. auto parts facility.

Tomblin says it's a collaborative effort between Gestamp, the state, the city of South Charleston, the Kanawha County commission, and current site owner Park Corp.

Gestamp North America President and CEO Jeff Wilson says some employees will move into the facility right away.

Troy, Mich.-based Gestamp North America is a subsidiary of Gestamp Automocion, a privately held company based in Madrid, Spain.

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