Linamar, GF Automotive to build $200M plant in NC

Jointly-owned GF Linamar will make aluminum die castings for automotive, industrial markets.

February 23, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC — Linamar Corp. and GF Automotive, a division of Georg Fischer AG, have selected Henderson County, NC as the location for a jointly owned aluminum die casting plant.

GF Linamar LLC will combine resources and capabilities of the partner companies to provide large light metal high-pressure die castings for powertrain, driveline and structural components to the NAFTA automotive, industrial and commercial markets.

The company will invest more than $200 million in a new facility in Mills River, Henderson County, in two phases over the next seven years with production to begin by mid-2017. The plant is to create 350 jobs over the next five years.

Linamar, a global automotive manufacturer of engineered products based in Guelph, Ont., also plans to offer machining services at the plant, its fourth in the state.

Georg Fischer is a Swiss company with three divisions including GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive and GF Machining Solutions.

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