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French Manufacturer To Open Plant In Louisville

A French automotive interiors manufacturer will open a plant in Louisville next year.Faurecia Interior Systems will produce components for upcoming vehicle models out of a plant near Middletown. The plant is currently occupied by Lear Corp. Lear makes seating for Ford, but will leave the plant when the Louisville Assembly Plant is retooled to produce smaller vehicles.Faurecia was offered 11.5 million dollars in tax incentives to open the plant. It will reach full production in 2013 and is expected to create about 400 jobs.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.