Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (FECT), a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems, has announced plans to expand operations at its North American headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. The FECT Business Group is the global market leader for light and commercial vehicles, offering advanced solutions for emissions control as well as acoustic treatment, weight reduction and exhaust heat recovery.
The new production facility will create up to 131 new jobs. Faurecia says it will invest $61 million to equip an approximately 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to the company’s existing R&D Center. The company will allocate another $11.8 million to lease the state-of-the-art building, which will be used to produce a new line of emissions control systems for the automotive sector. Set on 36 acres of land purchased from the Columbus Board of Aviation, Faurecia expects to break ground on the new facility later this year.
The company, which currently employs 1,635 Hoosiers between its manufacturing and R&D Center operations in Columbus, plans to begin hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions in 2017.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies up to $1,500,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, which means until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. In addition, the IEDC will provide the city of Columbus with up to $250,000 in infrastructure assistance from the state’s Industrial Development Grant Fund.