ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — A six million dollar investment given to the HSAA/HSAU factories in Enterprise will bring over 160 jobs to the Wiregrass area.
The announcement was made on Wednesday at the Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation Annual Investors Luncheon.
The HSAU factory serves as a tier one automotive factory that provides underbody air condition hoses for Chrysler vehicles. Senior manager of HSAA/HSAU Garry Jordan said the investment will now allow these parts to be made for Hyundai, Kia and General Motors vehicles.
“This is gonna put us on the map because we are gonna do Denso, which is a global parts supplier, and they do all types of vehicles all over the world,“ Jordan said.
“The automotive industry can be fickle sometimes,“ said Johnathan Tullos, executive director of Wiregrass Economic Development. “This is an opportunity for this company to diversify, and it means that hopefully their six million dollar investment here, that their gonna be here for a long time.“
Enterprise Mayor Bill Cooper feels this investment could make Enterprise a key player in the automotive industry.
“I would like to see the day when we can put automobile engines together, and once that’s done, you gonna have the automobile body together,“ Cooper said. “Then sooner or later we in the Wiregrass will be putting automobiles together so with this as it comes about, others will come and make things much better for our society.“
The investment will bring close to a total of 600 jobs to both factories in Enterprise.