Portage, Mich.-based automotive interiors supplier Summit Polymers Inc. is investing $37.5 million in a new 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
The new facility will feature injection molding, paint applications and assembly operations, a May 2 news release said. Construction of the new building will begin "in the coming weeks," it said.
The facility is expected to be complete in June 2023, creating 218 jobs.
"This new Lawrenceburg facility reinforces our commitment to the longstanding partnerships we've shared," Scott McAllister, SPI's director of new business development and material systems, said in the release.
SPI did not respond to multiple requests for comment by Plastics News.
"The new location will support the company's business with automotive manufacturers in Kentucky and neighboring states, with potential for future expansion," the release said.
SPI currently operates two facilities in Kentucky, in Mount Sterling and Elizabethtown, it said.
SPI is a woman-owned Tier 1 automotive supplier. It has more than 3,000 employees at 15 global locations that design and manufacture decorated and assembled automotive interior components.