Motus Integrated Technologies recently broke ground on its $15 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gadsden, Alabama. The 96,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 100 jobs producing headliners, interior door and console armrests, and instrument panel trim components for the auto industry.
“This is a very exciting time for Motus,” said Shannon White, president and CEO of Motus Integrated Technologies. “As the automotive and manufacturing industries continue to evolve and change at lightning speed, our new facility will leverage the most advanced manufacturing and testing technologies while allowing us to stay true to our legacy of safety, quality and innovation.”
The new Gadsden facility will span more than two-acres of land and is anticipated to be complete next year.
“We conducted an exhaustive search to find a location that would allow us to build our first plant from the ground up in a new and thriving area,” said White. “Gadsden has a strong sense of community, with unique access to industry resources that will allow us to expand, while also capitalizing on the rapidly growing automotive business across the broader southeastern United States.”
“The primary mission of Alabama’s economic development team is to help high-caliber companies like Motus grow and create jobs in the state,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Motus’ decision to locate a manufacturing plant in Gadsden is great news for the community and for the state’s expanding auto sector.”