Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., and officials from FEUER Powertrain GMBH gathered in Robinsonville, Miss., to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations, which also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters. The project is a $140 million corporate investment and creates 300 jobs.
“FEUER Powertrain’s opening further boosts the state’s position as a leader in the Southern Automotive Corridor while generating so many new jobs for the people of Northwest Mississippi,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I know the productive workforce found throughout the region will play a significant role in the company’s long-term success in Tunica County.”
FEUER, manufacturer of crankshafts for the automotive and transportation industry, announced its plans to locate a 156,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Robinsonville in September 2013.
“For FEUER powertrain the American Dream came true. An innovative and state-of-the-art facility was built on a green field, in the truest sense of the word. We are proud of the fact that despite the usual initial birth pains of a manufacturer, production ramp-up is almost fully completed. It’s a big advantage that we can now respond to the great market potential in North America by serving our customers from a strategic location. Daily, our entire team optimizes the necessary processes to operate such a big company,” said FEUER Powertrain North America President and CEO Dominic Deig. “All in all, we feel that FEUER powertrain has been very well received in Tunica County, and we continuously strive to make a great contribution to this region in the State of Mississippi with the creation of qualified jobs.”
The Mississippi Development Authority aided through the Mississippi Industry Incentive Financing Fund for site preparation, infrastructure and workforce training. Tunica County helped, as well.
“FEUER Powertrain selected Tunica County as the home of its first U.S. location following an intense site selection process – a testament to the state’s supportive business climate and skilled workers,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We congratulate the Tunica County Board of Supervisors and our partners at the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation on the grand opening of this state-of-the-art facility.”
FEUER currently employs approximately 100 at the Robinsonville location.
About FEUER Powertrain
Headquartered in Nordhausen, Germany, FEUER Powertrain was formed in 2003. The company’s scope of business includes the machining and processing of ready-for-installation crankshafts. Since FEUER was founded, it has invested more than $350 million in five plants in Nordhausen, where the company employs more than 750 workers. To learn more, please visit www.FEUER-pt.de.
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.