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German auto supplier Gerhardi opens first U.S. plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – German auto supplier Gerhardi Inc. today marked the official opening of its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, a $41.6 million plant that will employ up to 235 employees.

Gerhardi Managing Director Rienhard Hoffman said the company is excited to launch operations at the state-of-the-art injection molding, electroplating and assembly plant in Alabama’s capital city.

“Montgomery has proven itself as the perfect location for Gerhardi to introduce our processes and product to the automotive world in the U.S.,” Hoffman said. “As Alabama continues to grow and develop as one of the leading areas in automotive manufacturing, Gerhardi Inc. looks forward to the many opportunities for growth in the future.”

Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said Gerhardi is a world-class addition to the state’s robust network of auto suppliers. The company first announced its plans in 2016.

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