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FCC (Adams) Expands Its Berne, Indiana, Manufacturing Facility

FCC (Adams), an automatic transmission clutch manufacturer, plans to expand its operations in Berne, Indiana. The company plans on creating up to 73 new jobs by 2016. A subsidiary of its Japanese parent company, FCC Co. Ltd., FCC (Adams) serves automotive customers like Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Honda R&D Co. and Ford.

FCC (Adams), which has expanded five times since beginning operations in 2003, will invest $128.59 million to expand and equip its 295,000-square-foot facility by 140,000 square feet. The addition will house new assembly lines, aluminum die cast machine cells, computerized numerical control lathes and drill machines. Construction is expected to start this month. The company currently employs 340 associates in Berne and plans to begin hiring production and assembly associates later this year.

“FCC (Adams) is pleased to announce plans to expand its Berne, Indiana, facility,” said Shinsuke Kambara, President of FCC (Adams). “The expansion is in response to growing customer demands and potential new business.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered FCC (Adams), LLC up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s investment plans. The city of Berne is considering additional incentives at the request of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation.

“FCC (Adams) is a tremendous asset to our community and Adams County,” said Berne Mayor Bill McKean. “As they continue to grow, we continue to be proud to have FCC in our community. This expansion is wonderful news and we are glad to be a part of helping FCC grow.”

“In Indiana, we’re builders and every day we build products that are used across the world,” said Governor Mike Pence. “We continue to boast the highest concentration of private sector manufacturing jobs in the nation because of companies like FCC (Adams) and their continued commitment to growing in Indiana.”

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