OPELIKA, Ala.- Mando America Corporation, one of the leading automotive part manufacturers in the country is set to go through another wave of expansion in their North American Headquarters in Opelika.
The $19 million expansion takes the total investment the corporation has made in Opelika to more than $220 million.
As a result, 32 more jobs will be created. This will put the number of jobs at the facility to more than 700.
Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller says the expansion shows the commitment Mando has to Opelika and the added jobs mean great things for the city.
“We want folks to have good paying jobs,” Mayor Fuller said. “We want them to be able to go out and buy a new car or to buy furniture or to shop in our local stores, to better educate their children, to improve their housing. That’s what good paying jobs do. These 32 will help change someone’s life for the better, and that’s good for the community.”
Mayor Fuller says the expansion process should begin to take place over the next couple of weeks.