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A Japanese auto
supplier has opened a new office in Maumee's Arrowhead Park.
Only eight jobs
will be created, but the Topre Corporation likes what the area has to offer.
According to the company website, Topre has headquarters in Tokyo.
The company makes
pressed automotive components. The parts are manufactured at a plant in Alabama
that employs 800 people and supplied to automakers such as Nissan and Honda.
the Toledo area for its cost of doing business and the greater availability of
engineers and what they see as a lower crime rate in the Toledo area," said
Paul Zito of the Regional Growth Partnership, which lured the company to the
Zito says Topre
also likes the proximity to the Detroit automotive scene. But he says Japan is
a country tired of investing in low-cost labor countries like China and Viet
the quality they're getting from those low-cost manufacturing countries are not
up to par," Zito said.
He says northwest
Ohio is already home to 30 Japanese companies employing 7,500 people.
More foreign investment could be on the way, including the expansion of Topre.
anticipated that of companies doing business internationally, 60 percent of
them plan to make investments in the United States or make additional
investments at their operations in the United States," Zito said.