Spartan Light Metal Products plant manager Ted Waltemate and CEO Donald Jubel recently broke ground on an $8 million, 58,000-sq.-ft. expansion project in Mexico, Mo., U.S. Dieccasting, machining and assembly will all take place in the new facility. It also will allow for larger machines to produce more complex, larger parts for Spartan’s customers.
Spartan is expanding and improving employee facilities including break and locker rooms, the lunch room, lab and office space.
The expansion is largely credited to growth with Toyota as a customer. The new facility will be used to manufacture parts for Toyota beginning in 2017.
The Mexico Ledger reports Jubel said he expects Spartan to experience an approximate 50% growth in the near future, due to regains in the auto industry, following the financial crisis of 2008. Spartan already has surpassed its prerecession revenue figures.