German-based group opening plant in Auburn

(Source: Winkleman Group)
(Source: Winkleman Group)
(Source: Winkleman Group)
(Source: Winkleman Group)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – New jobs are soon coming to the city of Auburn.

The German based Winkelmann group is opening a new plant in Auburn that will be worth about $12 million.

The manufacturer plans to create a metal forming plant in Auburn that will contribute to the aerospace industry.

A total of 50 jobs is expected to become available over the next 5 years.

"Well it's a big win for the state of Alabama and of course the city of Auburn," said Auburn City Manager James Buston.

Winkleman group's Auburn site will use the company's flow form technology that primarily builds high-precision, high-strength, thin wall roto-symmetrical parts from various metals.

Aerospace, defense, and petroleum materials that come out of the plant will be sent out across the U.S. and some of the automotive materials you will see driving around here in the southeast.

Equipment installation is already underway and city officials say the plant should be up and running within the next three months.

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