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Auto supplier Unipres to add 70 jobs in $40 million Alabama expansion

STEELE, Alabama – Unipres, an automotive supplier specializing in stamping technologies, plans to invest $40 million in an expansion that will create 70 jobs at its Alabama production facility, according to the St. Clair County Economic Development Council.

The expansion at the company’s production center in Steele will include adding a new hot stamping process. The project will enhance production and allow the company to further support supplying quality parts for Nissan Motor Co.’s luxury mid-size vehicle.

In addition, Unipres Alabama has been a Tier One supplier to Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, and Honda’s East Liberty Plant in Ohio for many years.

“Unipres has found a home in Steele, Alabama, and this new business investment will help us meet customer demand though leading-edge manufacturing processes to meet light weighting vehicles,” said President Kiyotaka Kawashima.

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