The Upstate continues to enjoy manufacturing growth. JTEKT Automotive will expand operations in the Greenville County town of Piedmont, creating 80 new jobs with a $102 million investment.
The global company makes steering systems and driveline parts for cars and trucks. The company was created in 2006 from the merger of two Japanese companies that operated in the U.S.
Chris Riley, chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation said in a press release, “As a global manufacturer with a diverse array of technology-driven quality products and a history of success, the company is a valued member of our business community, and another indication of the strong momentum we are experiencing in South Carolina.”
JTEKT Automotive will begin hiring for the new positions in October.