Electric car maker comes to Flagstaff | Navajo Hopi observer
Originally published March 16, 2021 at 10:22 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) – Flagstaff has been selected as the location for a new facility to manufacture parts for electric vehicles, Flagstaff city officials said on March 11.
UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries’ new manufacturing facility in Ludington, Michigan, will be located in part of a former Walgreens distribution center and is expected to create 120 jobs over the next year and 350 over five years.
The company expects to start operations by the end of April, the statement said.
The company’s website began manufacturing precision components for the copier and printing industries in 1974 as Whitehall Industries. and started aluminum extrusion for the automotive industry in 2001.
In 2016, it was acquired by UACJ Corp., a Japan-based aluminum manufacturer.
The company currently has facilities in Ludington, Michigan; Paducah, Kentucky and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.