Germany-based GRAMMER Inc. began construction on its U.S. headquarters and newest manufacturing center at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Lee County, Mississippi
. The company plans to invest $30 million during the next 5 years and create up to 650 new jobs in two phases.
GRAMMER Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of GRAMMER AG, leading supplier of automotive interiors and seating systems for commercial vehicles. The Lee County location is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year.
“After a thorough evaluation of different opportunities, we are very happy that we have chosen Lee County in Mississippi for our new U.S. headquarters. This location is the perfect fit for our North American activities,” said Hartmut Mueller, CEO of GRAMMER AG. “I would like to thank Lee County and the state of Mississippi for this great opportunity and the Mississippi Development Authority for their great support during this project.”
“Today is a great day for Lee County and the state of Mississippi as we demonstrate continued manufacturing excellence in Mississippi. I am excited to welcome GRAMMER as Mississippi’s newest business partner, and I thank the company for choosing to locate its U.S. headquarters here and provide so many new job opportunities for the area’s workers,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Our automotive industry
has seen amazing growth in recent years, and GRAMMER’s announcement today further positions Mississippi as a key player in the Southern Automotive Corridor.”
The Mississippi Development Authority
provided assistance in support of the project for the build-out of the facility in which GRAMMER will operate. The agency also provided assistance to ship equipment to the site, for workforce training and to help construct the Phase II facility. Lee County provided assistance for the project, as well.
“We are always glad to offer support to help bring great companies such as GRAMMER to our state, and we are honored to welcome them as the newest member of the Mississippi business community,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “Businesses from around the world recognize that Mississippi offers a favorable, supportive business environment, and it is due in part to the great economic development professionals found throughout the state. We thank our partners in Lee County and at the Community Development Foundation for working with us to bring this great company to Mississippi.”