FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A Michigan-based supplier of electric vehicle parts plans to build a new plant in Flagstaff where it will hire 350 within the next five years.
UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, which produces extruded aluminum automotive components and assemblies, is taking over a former Walgreens distribution center in Flagstaff, according to a Thursday announcement. Over the next year, it expects to create 150 new jobs.
The company plans to invest $60 million into the plant, said Gail Jackson, president and CEO of the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona.
The company has plants in Ludington, Michigan; Paducah, Kentucky and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The company chose Flagstaff because it is well-located to serve the company’s electric vehicle customers, according to the announcement.
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