Enterprise (WTVY)-- There are 168 new jobs coming to Enterprise, good news for a city where business is already booming.
A robotic device at HSAU, a automotive manufacturer supplier. The Enterprise company announced an expansion on March 28, 2019.
The jobs are part of a $6 million planned expansion for HSAA, and it's affiliated plant HSAU. They supply rubber moulding and air conditioning infracstructure materials to automobile manufacturers.
Senior Manager Gary Jordan said the expansion will benefit more cities than just Enterprise. “Because we are a tier one supplier we actually have suppliers that supply us.” Those, he said, followed HSAA to the Wiregrass.
Enterprise Mayor William Cooper and HSAA signed the expansion agreement Thursday during a luncheon. Business Council of Alabama President Katie Boyd Britt, an Enterprise native, delivered the keynote address.
“It's incredible to come home anytime but especially for something like this. I think (the expansion) will have a ripple effect, not only here in Enterprise, but also across Alabama,” Britt said.
HSAA came to Enterprise in 2003 and, with the new jobs, will soon have a workforce of nearly 600.
“We have been able to prove ourselves and continue to flourish,” said Johnathan Tullos, Executive Director of the Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation.
The expansion and hiring of new workers should be completed in a few months.