SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- A Japanese-owned company plans to open a wire manufacturing factory in southern Indiana and potentially hire about 130 workers in the next two years.
Executives of Tokusen USA announced Wednesday that the company would buy and equip a 300,000 square-foot plant in Scottsburg to make sawing wire that will slice silicon ingots for the solar energy industry.
The company says it will start hiring workers immediately so it can begin production work in August. The Japanese-based Tokusen group is a global supplier of specialty steel wire.