JTEKT North America, a producer of bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools, is investing $19.4 million to expand its existing Koyo Bearings production facility in Oconee County and create 56 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.
Located at 430 Torrington Road in West Union, the expansion will include an 18,000-square-foot addition to the existing 173,000-square foot plant, according to a news release.
"Koyo's dedication to continuously improving our manufacturing processes shows we are a consistent employer of choice within Oconee County,” said Shawn Grimm, Koyo engineering facilities manager, in the release. “This is shown by our facility investment of over $19 million over a two-year period to improve equipment, processes and our shop floor layout. We are proud of our location and glad to be part of this great area."