Mr. Yago, President of Yorozu Automotive Alabama said the company loves the location in Walker County, choosing it over sites in Alabama and other states. The Jasper site just off Interstate 22 gives Yorozu easy access to automakers in Alabama and Mississippi, he said.

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow.

The Alabama Department of Commerce recognized David Knight with the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) winter conference, held this year Jan. 29-31 in Birmingham.

Fontaine Military Products of Jasper has a heritage of building heavy duty flatbed trailers for military forces around the world. Its products include 40-ton trailers for the U.S. Air Force, vertical launch trailers for the U.S. Navy, 70-ton tank transport trailers used in the Middle East, and complex communications and transport trailers for the Missile Defense Agency

The Yorozu project, currently under construction in the Jasper Industrial Park, received special recognition and was the largest announced Japanese investment in Alabama for 2015 at $100 million. The project was also recognized as the largest job creation commitment in the state by a Japanese company for 2015 with 300 jobs announced.

If you haven't made it up to Jasper for a meal at the Black Rock Bistro yet, it seems you're missing out.

And folks in the Big Apple are here to tell us.

New York Magazine's Grub Street section unveiled its Top 50 Food Pilgrimages You Must Make This Summer, suggesting one restaurant per U.S. state we should all get out and try.


Yorozu Corp. – a tier one automotive supplier headquartered in Yokohama, Japan – recently broke ground on its Jasper facility, which is located on a 50-acre “Advantage Site” in the Jasper Industrial Park

Yorozu Corporation, a global tier one automotive supplier, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan broke ground on a new state of the art metal stamping facility in Jasper. The plant is being built on a 50 acre site in the Jasper Industrial Park. Yorozu plans to invest over $100,000,000 to construct and equip the new facility that will employ 300 people.

Yorozu America President Jack Phillips said. “This plant will utilize state of the art technology with respect to production automation and logistics automation. It is the aim of the Yorozu group for this plant to be the number one suspension parts production facility in the world.”


JASPER, Alabama — Yokohama, Japan-based Yorozu Corp., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, plans to invest more than $100 million to build an advanced metal stamping facility in Alabama, creating 300 jobs in Jasper


Ranks Walker County among the best in Alabama in several critical Economic Development categories.

Take greater Birmingham, Ala. The median family income of $61,000 might be lower than the national average ($63,900), but prices for just about everything are lower there, too.


JASPER, Alabama – HTNA, a tier-one auto supplier that manufactures carpet and interior trim components for Honda, Toyota and other automakers, plans to hire 100 workers after constructing a new Alabama production facility. Interstate 22 (now Corridor X).


JASPER, Alabama – Segments of Corridor X – the roadway that will become Alabama’s next interstate – are so new they don’t show up on some GPS devices. But economic developers like David Knight and David Thornell believe that ribbon of asphalt will make Northwest Alabama appealing for new development.

In Walker County, the 400-acre Jasper Industrial Park has earned an Advantage Site designation from the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, indicating to prospects that it is prepared for development.

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