A Chicago-area based automotive supplier is considering Valparaiso for a new multi-million dollar plant. Our partners at The Times Northwest Indiana report UGN is planning to build the $30 million auto parts factory in Valparaiso or Ohio.
UGN Inc., which opened a plant in Monroe about three years ago, said it will announce by the end of March whether it will bring 100 more manufacturing employees and around $6 million in payroll to the southwest Ohio city or to Valparaiso, Ind.
UGN’s Monroe and Valparaiso plants are finalists for another expansion that would ultimately mean $30 million in investment, at least 111 jobs and $6 million in annual payroll.
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