WENTZVILLE — Michigan-based Piston Automotive, a serious provider for auto producers, stated Tuesday it’s investing greater than $10 million in a brand new facility about 2 miles from Common Motors’ Wentzville meeting plant.
An estimated 204 jobs can be created by Piston, which metropolis officers say is shifting into the 1.1 million-square-foot Wentzville Logistics Middle that opened a number of years in the past about 2 miles from the GM plant.
The Missouri Division of Financial Improvement stated Piston was just lately awarded a contract with GM to assemble entrance struts, rear suspensions and different objects for GM’s midsize Colorado and Canyon vehicles.
The GM plant in Wentzville will quickly start manufacturing these autos following GM’s $1.5 billion improve there.
Maggie Kost, appearing state financial improvement director, stated the Piston facility “will present beneficial assist for the manufacturing of Missouri-made autos.”
The state supplied the corporate $1.38 million in tax incentives from its Missouri Works program.
Scott Drachnik, president and CEO of the Financial Improvement Council of St. Charles County, stated Piston is the newest firm associated to GM to arrange a location in Wentzville.
He stated among the many others are Lear Corp., which expanded its operation that makes seats for vans, and Floor Results Ltd., which makes bedliners for vehicles after they’re assembled.
He added that efforts are underway to draw further potential GM suppliers and “after-market” producers.
Wentzville Metropolis Administrator Doug Lee stated different elements of the logistics heart, constructed by NorthPoint Improvement, are utilized by different corporations to assemble elements which might be then taken to the GM plant for closing meeting.