Kimura Foundry America will invest $8 million to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, Ind. The company, a manufacturer of alloy castings for the automotive and industrial sectors, plans to break ground in October on a 35,200-square-foot plant that will house 3D-printing equipment. The facility will allow the company, a subsidiary of Japan’s Kimura Group, to produce complex castings and molds for its U.S. clients. Kimura Foundry America plans to create 20 new jobs by 2020.
New positions at the 10-acre site in Shelbyville will include casting engineers, 3D model designers, casting simulation professionals, 3D-printer operators and foundry and inspection employees.