February 7, 2007

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Lt. Gov. Folsom attends groundbreaking for auto supplier in Cullman

(Cullman) Lt. Governor Folsom and Governor Riley were among those on hand today as Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. of Ohio (CYT) broke ground on a 168,000 square foot automobile parts supply plant on a 75-acre tract in Cullman, Alabama .  The new company will be known as Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, LLC (ACYT).  This facility will manufacture Torque Converters and Exhaust System parts for Honda of Alabama. 

“It is always exciting to announce new jobs and we are delighted that CYT has chosen to locate in Alabama .” said Folsom.  “This occasion is made even more special having this great facility built in my hometown of Cullman. We welcome CYT to Alabama and look forward to a mutually beneficial friendship.”

Construction of the plant site on the east side of Cullman began in early January 2007 with CYT investing over $50 million and eventually hiring approximately 200 Associates.  The plant plans on starting production in November 2007.  ACYT will install advanced technologies for its production lines that will include major processes of stamping, machining, robotic welding, and automated parts handling.   

This is the third facility in North America for CYT with the other being in Lugoff, South Carolina which concentrates mainly on ATV and Motorcycle parts for Honda.  The current two plants are ISO certified and working towards TS16949 certification, with the same plans in the future for ACYT.

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