As a Tier 1 supplier to top automotive manufacturers and supplier excellence award recipient, Metalsa has been recognized by its customers for excellence in quality and overall operations. It is this excellence that has led to further development for the Elizabethtown plant as the business grows.
Over the past year, Metalsa Elizabethtown has begun executing expansion projects that include new operation locations and office spaces, one of which will be an addition to the current location at 750 North Black Branch Road that will require a brief traffic pattern reroute. Crews have already begun preparation for the construction, which will involve a 2,000-foot stretch of North Black Branch Road in front of the Metalsa facility. Work will include moving utility lines and installing a pedestrian tunnel under the road that will connect the new parking lot to the existing building. Traffic will be minimally rerouted to a new roadway running alongside the construction area starting on approximately Oct. 23.
The duration of this road work is currently estimated at two months with an approximate end date of Jan. 1, after which traffic flow through the area will be returned to its former state with no major impacts. If you wish to avoid the construction area altogether, be mindful that Altec Drive and Pritchard Parkway are alternate routes that will remain unimpeded through this process.
Additionally, the location at 101 Magnet Drive in Elizabethtown now includes both office space for the Regional Headquarters and expanded production space. With these developments will come increased operational capacity, which will create about 250 new jobs for the local community in 2019 and 2020; all of which will be posted on the career section of Metalsa.com.
Over the past seven years, Metalsa has transformed the Elizabethtown location into a sustainable business that provides good jobs to nearly 2,000 individuals across the region, making it a centerpiece of the local community and economy.
“With the longevity of the business, Metalsa will continue to strive for excellence not only in manufacturing, but also by perpetuating its beliefs and behaviors of social responsibility, sustainability, and integral human development,” said Matthew Carter, Elizabethtown Plant Manager. “Metalsa looks forward to proving its commitment to these values through continued business growth and significant investment.”
About Metalsa S.A. de C.V. Metalsa, a subsidiary of Grupo Proeza, manufactures structural components for the light and commercial vehicle markets. Products include chassis frames and body structural stampings and assemblies for passenger cars and light trucks, as well as chassis frames, side rails and crossmembers for heavy trucks and buses. The company has presence in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa and the United States. Metalsa distinguishes itself by offering quality, differentiated service and innovation, competitiveness and customization to each customer. Founded in 1956, Metalsa has approximately 13,500 employees globally. For additional information, please visit http://www.metalsa.com.