LODI, MICH. (Aug. 10, 3 p.m. ET) — CooperStandard Automotive Inc. is expanding its auto production in Eastern Europe, set to build a body sealing and fluid handling business in Craiova, Romania.
Complete plans are still being finalized, the company said in an Aug. 10 announcement, but the new site initially will supply Ford Motor Co. and house both manufacturing and offices. At full capacity, the plant will employ more than 150 people.
The Novi, Mich.-based company makes both plastic and rubber seals as well as tubes, hoses and containers for auto fluids, such as brake and fuel lines.