Japanese company expanding Indiana factory

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A Japanese company says it will spend about $38 million to expand an auto parts factory in southeastern Indiana.

Hitachi Powdered Metals announced Wednesday it would build a second facility at its site in Greensburg and plans for operations to start there next August.

The company now has about 150 full-time workers at its Greensburg factory and expects to possibly hire 60 more people in the coming year. Hitachi says it is looking to hire for production, engineering and maintenance jobs.

The company makes valve guides, gears, sprockets and pullies for auto companies including General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Nissan.

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