Leading automotive parts manufacturer, UGN Inc., has narrowed down its next facility to Indiana or Ohio and will break ground no later than the first of the year. The plant is part of a $25 million expansion that will bring 150 new jobs to one of the states. This is the second expansion for the industry leader this year.

The new plant will meet an increased need for new carpet and underfloor technologies. These products are being made in the United States for the first time ever and will be found in 2016 and later Japanese-produced automobiles.

UGN has increased sales more than 50 percent in the past two years as its customers have further validated the technologies and products. The company has six locations across the United States and one in Mexico, which produce superior acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for North American and Japanese automotive manufacturers.

“This new plant further strengthens our position as a world-class manufacturer,” says Peter Anthony, CEO, UGN, Inc. “We look forward to being a part of the community and bigger player in Indiana, where we already have a plant in Valparaiso, or to become a valuable resource in Ohio.”

Positions in the new plant will be added in phases, which will create permanent jobs for workers in one of the states.