Aluminum Auto Parts Maker Selects Flagstaff For New Plant
Flagstaff officials say an aluminum automotive parts manufacturer has selected the city to build the company’s fourth production plant.
UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries will take over a portion of the former Walgreen’s distribution center and will make parts for electric vehicles and other auto companies.
“We are so excited to welcome Whitehall Industries to Flagstaff. They are a cutting-edge company that exemplifies Flagstaff’s character as a city of innovation and sustainability. We look forward to the immense positive impact they will have for our community,” said said Mayor Paul Deasey in a press release.
According to the city, the company plans to invest as much as $60 million with the expansion and is expected to bring 120 high-paying jobs to the region in the next year and 350 in the next five years.
Whitehall Industries is part of a Japanese-based aluminum manufacturer and has plants in Michigan, Kentucky and Mexico.