Automotive Supplier Expanding, Adding New Jobs in Northwest Ohio

A leading automotive supplier serving full assembly production facilities has announced plans to expand its Williams County operations in Northwest Ohio. Matsu Ohio will invest more than $4.5 million in machinery and equipment at its Edgerton plant, adding 104 new jobs.

The company has obtained increased business opportunities with existing customers who are introducing new vehicles into the automotive market. Matsu officials said the company’s long-standing history, experience and performance with its customer base factored heavily in winning the new contracts.

Matsu’s Director of US Operations Robert Teixeira said, “Matsu Ohio is proud to be part of the Williams County community and is excited about the opportunity to grow our customer base, create jobs, and increase production volume at our Edgerton facility.”

Matsu Ohio, Inc. is part of Matcor-Matsu Group. Established in 1991, the Matcor-Matsu Group is a privately owned Canadian company based in Brampton, Ontario. Designers and manufacturers of precision stamped and assembled metallic components for the automotive industry, Matcor-Matsu operates 10 Manufacturing and Tech Centers in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and employs 1,458 people globally. Matcor-Matsu Group is a leading supplier to many OEMs and global Tier I suppliers.

JobsOhio worked collaboratively with the Regional Growth Partnership and Williams County Economic Development Corporation in supporting the advancement of this project and the growth of the company. In addition, through Development Services Agency, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for the economic development project.

“We and our partners at RGP, the Ohio Development Services Agency and Williams County welcome Matsu’s expansion, which will bring 104 new jobs and the latest automotive manufacturing technology to its Edgerton plant,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “Matsu’s investment demonstrates how Ohio’s location and elite manufacturing talent can play an integral role in global tier 1 suppliers’ success in the North American market.”

According to Teixeira, this was a competitive process in selecting the site for this new investment. He said Northwest Ohio’s location in the automotive market offering close proximity to customers was a key factor in the site decision. He also recognized the strong, dedicated workforce in Edgerton. “Our workforce is the number one asset we have,” he said.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development organization serving 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. As a private nonprofit development corporation, the RGP is dedicated to fostering regional, national and international business investment opportunities across the region. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. Visit www.rgp.org for more information.

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