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Dr. Schneider Automotive Plans Baldwyn, Mississippi, Manufacturing Center

Germany-based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, a global automotive supplier in manufacturing air ventilation systems and window frame trim, plans to establish operations in Baldwyn, Mississippi. The $22.5 million project is expected to create up to 400 jobs over six years.

The company is locating its manufacturing plant in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Lee County.

“For nearly 20 years, Mississippi has been a leader in the world’s automotive industry, and in that time, we have welcomed some of the most widely recognized companies to do business in our state. Thousands of Mississippians are employed in this prominent sector, and now 400 more individuals in northeast Mississippi will have opportunities to pursue an exciting career working for global leader Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems. MDA is proud to partner with “Dr. Schneider is excited about the opportunity of establishing a new footprint in Lee County. We would like to express our gratitude to CDF and the state of Mississippi for the facilities and great support throughout this process. They highlighted the many benefits of this region. The skilled workforce, community support and local automotive industry experience will benefit our company, and we look forward to becoming part of this community,” Dr. Schneider COO Antonio Ramos said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for building improvements and workforce training. Lee County is providing local property tax exemptions. The Tennessee Valley Authority is assisting with the project, as well.

“Dr. Schneider’s decision to create up to 400 new jobs in Baldwyn is a massive win for Lee County and Mississippi. Our state is a leading hub for the automotive industry, and companies around the world are taking notice. My administration will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure Mississippi has the business-friendly environment needed to drive new capital investment and create jobs,” Governor Tate Reeves said.

Headquartered in Germany and family-owned, Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems has established itself as a specialist in high-quality automotive interior products. The company offers a wide range of products from a single source, including innovative ventilation systems and sophisticated decorative trim, highly integrated trim and add-on parts, intelligent storage systems and center consoles, and mechatronic and electronic components for the automotive and non-automotive sectors. The company has operations in Germany, China, Poland, Spain and the United States.

“TVA and Prentiss County Electric Power Association congratulate Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems on its decision to establish operations and create hundreds of job opportunities in Lee County. Helping attract and retain jobs and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Mississippi Development Authority, Community Development Foundation and Lee County to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley noted.

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