JASPER, Alabama — Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components, plans to expand its operations in Walker County with a $7 million project that will create 19 jobs.
The announcement makes HTNA’s facility in Jasper the first outside of North Alabama selected to supply Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA, which is building a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Huntsville.
“HTNA appreciates the support of the Jasper community, the State of Alabama, and our employees as we continue to grow our operations in Jasper,” said Jeff Norris, the HTNA plant manager. “We look forward to the continued partnership with the community as we serve our customer’s needs.”
HTNA, a Tier One supplier that manufactures carpet and interior trim components for the automotive industry, first located in Jasper in 2011. The company’s growth spurt follows an expansion project in 2013 and will push employment at the site to 125.