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Area company to add 200 jobs, invest $73M in manufacturing expansion

Topre America Corp. will expand again in Springfield, pledging to create more than 200 jobs and invest $73 million.

The third expansion at the manufacturer announced this morning comes before the Japanese auto parts firm has even completed construction on its latest project. Topre announced plans last year to invest $55 million and create 86 jobs in a 177,000-square-foot manufacturing plant. 

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The latest expansion will add a 138,000-square-foot stamping facility to that site.

That brings the company’s total investment to about $130 million, with a projected total workforce just shy of 300 employees. 

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Springfield’s workforce was one reason Springfield was chosen for the latest expansion over sites in Indiana, Alabama and Tennessee.

FOR THE FULL STORY, GO TO SPRINGFIELDNEWSSUN.COM.

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