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Eissmann Automotive to invest $3.4M, create 79 jobs in Pell City

German-based Eissmann Automotive will create 79 jobs as part of a $3.4 million expansion at its Pell City facility, the company announced Tuesday.

The expansion will include the purchase of advanced manufacturing equipment for the company’s new production line, according to Birmingham’s WBRC 6.

Stan Batemon, St. Clair County Commission chairman, said the company’s expansion “is wonderful for our citizens and community.”

“It is always beneficial to both our community and the company when higher paying jobs with more advanced technology are announced,” said Batemon. “This is a testament both to the company’s ability to produce a great product and the faith they have in St. Clair County’s workforce.”

Eissmann Automotive Plant Director Tracy Breeding said company officials “have been very pleased with our experience working with the City of Pell City, the St. Clair County Commission and Alabama’s Department of Commerce.”

“They have been wonderful partners as we continue to invest in Pell City to provide quality service and products to our valued customers,” said Breeding.

“Pell City is excited to be home to quality companies like Eissmann Automotive Group. They have always been a great partner in the community, and this expansion is great news,” said Pell City Mayor Bill Pruitt. “We are looking forward to their continued success and the new jobs that will soon be available in our city.”

Eissmann Automotive specializes in car interiors, built-to-print trim components, shifter modules, among other parts. At the company’s 13 locations, the automotive manufacturer produces parts for Mercedes, Audi, Jeep, Tesla, Porsche, Volkswagen and other automakers.

The St. Clair County area and Yellowhammer State “are very fortunate” that Eissmann Automotive decided to expand in the community, according to State. Sen. Lance Bell (R-Pell City).

“We applaud them for their success in capturing the business necessary for this expansion and we are excited that they are growing as an important part of the state’s automotive supply chain,” said Bell.

Joe Kelly, chairman of the St. Clair Economic Development Council, applauded the company’s expansion and wished the automotive manufacturer continued prosperity.

“Eissmann Automotive is a great company who has experienced much growth and success here in St. Clair County,” said Kelly. “We are excited to learn that they are making this new investment in their Pell City facility. We congratulate Eissmann and wish them continued success.”

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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