WALTON COUNTY, Ga. (AP) - A company that manufactures vehicle components for major automakers is launching a $100 million expansion of its plant in Georgia.
Gov. Brian Kemp's office says Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas plans to create 100 jobs as it grows its operation in Walton County east of Atlanta. The company makes engine powertrain systems and other high-tech components for vehicles produced by Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Subaru and Honda.
Hitachi Automotive Systems is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Hitachi. The company opened its first Georgia plant in 1997 and now employs about 900 people in the state.
A news release from Kemp's office said the company is increasing its production capacity to keep up with growth in the auto industry.