German auto supplier to bring 600-plus jobs to Lee County


A German automotive supplier will employ hundreds in a new facility in Lee County.

Wednesday afternoon, local and state economic development leaders will gather at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Shannon to make the announcement.

State and local leaders declined to give details about the project, and said more information will be released at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

The Daily Journal has learned the company is Grammer AG of Amberg, Germany, and the project will bring more than 600 jobs.

The facility is in line with the company’s long-range plans.

For example, early last year, Grammer said its Automotive division was set to expand in North America, which generates about 20 percent of its overall automotive business.

Grammer currently has two plants in Mexico that produce headrests, armrests and center consoles. In 2012, Grammer’s revenue from interior components in North America rose 30 percent. The interior components are used by U.S. automakers as well as German automakers on the continent.

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