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Motor Vehicle & Parts Manufacturing

 
Automotive manufacturers, suppliers and dealers have capitalized on the manufacturing strengths of AMP’s six-state footprint and the diverse group of manufacturers and automotive supply chain that exists in our communities. From Ford to GM and Honda to Toyota, AMP member communities have an extensive, successful history with the automotive motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry.
 
If you’re considering an expansion or relocation in this industry, consider these facts:
 

Ohio

Strategically located at the center of the motor vehicle industry, nearly 80% of U.S. light vehicle production is within 500 miles of Ohio. Ohio is the top automotive supplier in the U.S. and second in the nation for motor vehicle production, employing more than 120,000 workers in the industry. 
 
The automotive industry in Ohio provides products that represent all facets of motor vehicle production, including plastics, metals, instrument control and lighting. The automotive industry represents 15% of the state’s total economic output. Learn more
 
Related companies in AMP communities
AAP St. Marys Corp. (St. Marys), Powers and Sons, LLC (Montpelier and Pioneer), Vari-Wall Tube Specialists, Inc. (Columbiana), Global Suspension Systems, LLC (Bryan), Matsu Ohio, Inc. (Edgerton), Johnson Controls Interiors LLC (Oberlin), Whirlaway Corporation (Wellington), Airstream, Inc. (Jackson Center).  
 
Selected companies
General Motors, Honda, and Ford.
 

Kentucky

The gross domestic product for the automotive industry in Kentucky in 2007 was $5.9 billion and the sector experienced growth rates of 18.23% for the five years before. Today, there are 56 automobile and truck assembly plants in Kentucky and over 4,000 motor vehicle-related establishments within 500 miles of the state.
 
The commonwealth, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are partnering with Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy advanced battery technologies.
 
 
Related companies in AMP communities
Afco Manufacturing (Princeton)
 
Selected companies
Ford, Toyota, General Motors, Hitachi and Dana.
 

Pennsylvania

The Keystone State has a strong economy, superior market access and a first-class transportation system that adds to the benefits for automotive & parts manufacturing industry in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s industrial resource centers provide technical assistance, and the manufacturing ombudsmen help manufacturers solve problems involving state government agencies. 
 
Related companies in AMP communities
Flight System Automotive Group LLC (Lewisberry).
 
Selected companies
AK Steel, Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, Dorman Products, Inc., Beasley Manufacturing Inc., Crown Remanufacturing Inc., Friction Division Products, Inc., Axion Power International.
 

Virginia

Home to the headquarters of Volkswagen of America and the largest Volvo truck plant in the world, Virginia’s motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry continues to thrive, creating a direct impact of $5.6 billion of economic output.
 
The automotive industry accounts for 6% Virginia’s manufacturing workers, employing 14,700 people in 170 companies, 134 of which are in the automotive parts sector. Learn more
 
Related companies in AMP communities
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Danville).
 
Selected companies
Volkswagen, Volvo Trucks North America, Goodyear, Dynax America Corporation, Dupont Automotive Finishes, Timken, Yokohama Tire.
 

Michigan

Known as the nation’s automotive capital, motor vehicles and equipment dominate this state’s economy, representing more than one-fourth of the state’s manufacturing payroll. Michigan is the top vehicle manufacturing state in the nation, accounting for 23% of all U.S. car and truck production at its peak. More than 700 auto suppliers call Michigan home—that’s more than 50% of the North American auto supplier base. Learn more
 
Related companies in AMP communities
Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Inc. (Coldwater).
 
Selected companies
General Motors, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., Delphi Automotive LLP, Penske Corporation. 
 

West Virginia

West Virginia’s automotive cluster is one of the fastest growing sectors of the state’s economy. The state welcomed more than $1 billion in new investment and 1,500 new jobs in this sector between 1990 and 2004. Learn more
 
The National Resource Center for alternative fuels, engines and emissions at West Virginia University conducts cutting-edge research on engines, vehicles, fuels and emissions to improve performance and reduce emissions.
 
Selected companies
Hino Motors (A Toyota Group Company), Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc., NGK Spark Plug Manufacturing USA Inc., Allevard Sogefi USA, Inc.