A leading designer and manufacturer of exterior trim products for the automotive industry has chosen Northwest Ohio for the location of its new production facility.

JAC “Jack” Products will create more than 300 jobs when it takes over a new 200,000 square-foot building in Napoleon, Ohio. The company will invest more than $5 million in setting up operations to include manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and distribution.

“This is an exciting time for JAC Products and this expansion marks a huge milestone for our Company, our employees and our customers,” said Stuart McRobbie, Chief Operating Officer. “Our continued new business growth in North America requires additional manufacturing and assembly capacity. The decision to expand our manufacturing operations into Napoleon, Ohio was a logical step in our business growth strategy and places our operation in good proximity to our customers, our core supply base, and the available labor market. We are excited to partner with the City of Napoleon, the Henry County Community Improvement Corporation and JobsOhio in this expansion. These partnerships have helped significantly to build a solid economic plan for our expansion.”

JAC Products is a recognized leader in automotive exterior functional components, industrial and structural extrusions and assemblies, and a broad range of standard and custom extrusions. Along with its premier roof rack products, the company also produces cargo management systems and step rails/running boards.

“We are excited that JAC Products selected Ohio for its rapidly expanding components business and pleased that their new operation will bring new jobs to Napoleon,” said Kristi Tanner, Senior Managing Director for Automotive at JobsOhio. “We also appreciate the quick response of RGP and our local partners in helping this globally-recognized company grow in Ohio.”

“Since the beginning of this industrial building project, we have been determined to build and fill this structure,” said Jason Maassel, Mayor for the City of Napoleon. “Napoleon is thrilled to welcome JAC Products to our community. We remain committed to help JAC Products, and all of our other current industrial community members, fill their job openings.”

With 1,500-plus people working on more than 50 vehicle lines across four continents, JAC Products invests significant resources in recruiting, training and supporting its valued workforce. Continuing in that spirit, the company has announced plans to start the hiring process in Napoleon immediately.

“JAC Products is bringing exciting new opportunities to Napoleon, and we’re looking for high quality applicants who want a career, not just a job,” said Anna Norman, Human Resource Manager for the Napoleon manufacturing facility. “We offer comprehensive training programs and a competitive compensation package. Applications, and more information about the wide range of career opportunities available, can be found on our careers page at www.jacproducts.com/careers.”

JobsOhio, along with the Regional Growth Partnership and the Henry County Community Improvement Corporation, all worked collaboratively with JAC to bring the project to Napoleon.