Central Motor Wheel of America Inc. (CMWA) will invest nearly $112 million to expand its aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Paris, Ky. The project will create 145 full-time jobs and increase the company’s production by 50%. CMWA plans to expand onto an additional 40 acres and add 270,000 square feet onto its existing 330,000-square-foot plant. The 145 new jobs will include production, maintenance and engineering. Work on the expansion will this summer, and company executives expect production to begin in July 2021.

According to CMWA, the project will expand its production capacity to support customers’ increased demand for aluminum wheels in North America. The facility will be more streamlined and equipped with the latest technologies. The company, which produces aluminum wheels for Toyota, maintains 10 facilities in Japan, Mexico, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.