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Mich.-based Tower International coming to Greenville County

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Tower International, an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $75 million in the new facility, creating 140 jobs in Fountain Inn, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Housed in the Southchase Business Park, Tower's new operations will manufacture large complex assemblies for a leading automobile manufacturer. With the first assembly program starting in September 2017, hiring for the new positions is expected to occur throughout 2017. Those interested in joining the Tower International team can go to the company's careers page online.

"Tower International's expansion in South Carolina is an important part of the expected future growth of our North American operation,” President of Tower Americas Jim Bernard said in a statement. “We are most appreciative of the support we have received from the Greenville Area Department Corporation, Greenville County and the State of South Carolina as we establish our first facility in the Palmetto State."

Established in 1993 and headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Tower International is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive metal components and assemblies for the world's largest automotive manufacturers, according to the release. With an annual revenue of $2 billion, Tower employs more than 7,000 workers its facilities in North America and Europe. 

"Tower International adds to the automotive competitiveness of the Greenville landscape and we are proud to welcome them to the community. Greenville County wishes them much success and continued growth,” said Greenville County Council Chairman Bob Taylor in a statement.

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