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Erdrich Plans $39M GA Auto Plant

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:19am

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal says a $39 million German automotive plant will open in Dublin.

The Courier Herald in Dublin reports that Munich-based Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co.KG will bring 178 jobs to the area. The 130,000-square-foot metal stamping facility will be Erdrich's first U.S. plant.

Erdrich is a family-owned company that manufactures complex metal parts for the automotive industry. The company will work with the state's workforce training program, Quick Start, to get new employees ready for the plant's 2013 opening.

Erdrich CEO Georg Erdrich said Dublin is a "very pro-business community" that will help the company establish its U.S. presence. Erdrich has plants in Germany, the Czech Republic and China that supplies parts to companies like BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen.

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