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Auto parts maker invests $100 million, adds 50 jobs

Automotive supplier Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi is increasing production in Lee County, investing $100 million and creating 50 jobs.

Located in Guntown, APMM produces stamped auto parts, body weld parts and plastic parts. The company’s expansion accommodates increased production for the 2019 Toyota Corolla, which is produced in Blue Springs. APMM is retooling its facility and investing in workforce training.

“We appreciate the state of Mississippi and Lee County for their continued support to APMM,” said APMM President Hidehiro Kuwabara.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing $100,000 for workforce training. Lee County is providing assistance in the form of ad valorem tax exemptions.

APMM currently employs approximately 400 workers in Lee County. The company expects to fill the new positions by December. APMM is accepting applications through local employment agencies Express Employment Professionals, Resource Manufacturing and Kelly Services.

—  MBJ Staff Report

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