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Schmidt Automotive USA to open production facility in Alabama

AUBURN, Alabama — German manufacturer Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH announced that it has selected Auburn, Alabama, as the location for its first U.S. manufacturing operation. Starting in 2016, Schmidt USA will produce engine components including balance shafts and gear wheels in Auburn for Mercedes-Benz and other German car manufacturers.

“Schmidt’s decision to open a manufacturing facility in Alabama is great news because it will result in the creation of 50 well-paying jobs and $17 million in new investment in Auburn,” Governor Robert Bentley said today. “This project reflects the strength of our expanding auto sector and the capabilities of our workforce. It also shows that Alabama is a perfect home for companies from around the world.”

“We feel confident that the U.S. operation will allow us to provide even greater value to our customers,” said Herbert Schmidt, president of Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH. “I am very grateful for the support that our company has received from the State of Alabama and the City of Auburn, making our decision for selecting our new home easy.”


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