Mando Adding Production Line at North American Headquarters
April 18, 2012
At the Opelika City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Mando America Corporation (MAC), whose North American Headquarters is located in Opelika, will be expanding and adding an additional production line at the facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park. MAC is planning to invest an additional $24.3 million for equipment and building improvements to accommodate the new line. The company plans to hire an additional 30 employees to support the expansion. This new investment will bring MAC’s total investment in Opelika to nearly $160 million and bring their employment level to over 600.
Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller expressed his appreciation for Mando’s continued investment in Opelika “We are extremely honored that Mando continues to invest in Opelika and grow their business here. Mando is one of Opelika’s largest employers and a valued corporate citizen in our community and we appreciate our partnership with them.”
Governor Robert Bentley added his appreciation and congratulations as well, “Mando is now one of Opelika's largest manufacturing employers with more than 600 workers and is an asset to the area’s economy. We will be here to assist through the Alabama Department of Commerce as they continue to grow and employ Alabama citizens.”
Mando’s Opelika operations continue to produce brake corner modules, brake calipers, suspension modules and steering systems to support its customer base located throughout the U.S.Mando Corporation is one of the leading automotive parts manufacturers in the world, specializing in internationally competitive state-of-the-art chassis components and systems. Mando’s extensive research and development has succeeded in becoming the first manufacturer in Korea to develop advanced products such as ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), CDC (Continuous Damping Control), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and EPS (Electric Power Steering), which clearly demonstrates Mando’s ability to respond to customer needs on a global basis. Headquartered in Korea, the company operates 17 production plants and 8 R&D centers in 10 countries. Mando employs over 7,500 associates worldwide. Further information about Mando is on the web at: www.mando.com.