APR Expanding in Opelika
July 3, 2013
At the Opelika City
Council meeting, Mayor Gary Fuller announced that APR is expanding in Opelika.
APR plans a 42,000sf addition to its existing facility located along Highway
280. APR will be adding manufacturing and non-manufacturing equipment as well.
The capital investment for the project will be over $4 million with plans to
hire an additional 50 employees over the next three years, 25 of which will be
added within year 1. Currently APR has over 70 employees.
APR is an automotive
engineering firm that was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of
Integrity, Excellence and Innovation. APR's sole mission is to provide the
highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance parts
available for Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda vehicles.
APR began operations in
a small building located on Opelika Road. Since then, APR has grown
exponentially. In 2007, APR relocated to its current 36,000 sq ft.
performance and manufacturing facility in Opelika and is now beginning an
additional expansion that will add 42,000 sq feet. APR’s President,
Stephen Hooks, commented on the expansion by stating, “I would like to thank
Mayor Fuller and the City of Opelika for their continued support on this
project. APR is grateful for the chance to grow with the City of Opelika
and we are very excited the new opportunities that this expansion will bring.”
congratulated APR for their success and thanked President Stephen Hooks for his
continued investment and confidence in Opelika, “We are thrilled for your
company’s success and hope this additional investment will enable you to build
upon that success. Thank you for your confidence in Opelika!”
more at www.goapr.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/APRMotorsport,
and on twitter (@GoAPR).