Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced yesterday that an existing Opelika manufacturing company will be expanding. Car Tech will be investing more capital to build and expand their current facility.
Car Tech is a Tier 1 supplier for BMW Group and is located in Opelika’s Fox Run Business Park along the I-85 corridor. Currently, their facility has over 388,000 square feet for stamping and assembly operations. They plan to invest $18.3 million for an additional 85,800 square feet of warehouse and production space and additional manufacturing equipment.
Car Tech Plant Manager, Shea Phillips added, “Our continued growth has come from both new customers and existing customers. Currently Car Tech employs 115 employees and this expansion will create 15 new team member positions which will fill warehousing, production and technical positions within the company.”
Mayor Fuller added, “We are so fortunate to have Car Tech here. Opelika is clearly focused on providing opportunities for our current businesses to grow and bring additional good paying jobs to our community.”
City of Opelika Economic Development Director, Lori Huguley added, “Car Tech is a great community partner. It is a great testament to our workforce and the business climate in Opelika that they continue to invest and grow here.”
For more information, please contact John Sweatman, Economic Development Project Manager for the City of Opelika, at 334-705-5115.