July 24th, 2012
ANDERSON, Ind. (July 24, 2012) – Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from Greenville
Technology, Inc. (GTI), one of Honda’s largest suppliers of plastics components in North America, today
to announce the company’s plans to locate its first Indiana facility here, creating up to 325 new jobs by
GTI, which designs and manufactures a variety of interior and exterior components for the automobile
industry, will invest $21.37 million to construct and equip an injection molding and assembly facility on a
25-acre parcel in Anderson’s Flagship Certified Technology Park. The company expects to start
construction on the 150,000 square-foot plant this month and plans to begin production in January 2013.
The new facility is projected to produce 500,000 finished goods by the end of its first year of operations.
“We knew that Honda coming to Indiana would trigger a host of other new jobs and today is the latest of
many examples,” said Daniels.
The company, which currently has 840 employees in Ohio, has already begun the process to hire
management, technical and operator associates for the Anderson facility. Interested candidates can
send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This new plant is needed due to capacity limitations and a tight labor market in Greenville, Ohio,” said
Bill LaFramboise, executive vice president of GTI. “It will also provide us with improved efficiencies and
flexibilities to meet our customer’s needs. We chose Indiana, and specifically Anderson, because of the
availability of a good site, cooperative government and a plentiful workforce.”
GTI, which will celebrate 25 years of operations on July 28, is based in Greenville, Ohio where it
produces more than 2 million automobile components a month primarily for the Honda Accord, CRV,
Civic and Acura. The company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Moriroku Technology, a 350-year old
Japanese plastics manufacturer and supplier with operations around the world, including Japan, China,
India, Philippines and North America.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Greenville Technology, Inc. up to $1,725,000
in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation
plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not
eligible to claim incentives. The city of Anderson has granted additional financial incentives.
“We welcome Moriroku Technology to Anderson,” said Anderson Mayor Kevin S. Smith. “Moriroku and
GTI manufacture superior products for motorized vehicles. Anderson has found a new global friendship.”
As the state with the second largest motor vehicle industry in the country, Indiana continues to be a
place where automotive companies find the talent and resources they need for success. Just last week,
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana announced plans to invest $40 million to increase production capacity
at its Greensburg plant, adding approximately 300 new associates later this year.
About Greenville Technology, Inc.
GTI has been in operation since 1987 and is one of Honda’s largest suppliers of plastic components in
North America. It designs and manufactures a variety of interior parts such as consoles and instrument
panel components, and exterior parts such as front grilles, rear spoilers and side body panels. GTI’s is
headquartered in Greenville, Ohio with a sales and technical office in Marysville, Ohio, along with
affiliated plants in Listowel, Ontario and Rainsville, Alabama. GTI is part of Moriroku Technology, a
global Japanese manufacturer with operations in Japan, China, India, Philippines, as well as North
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana
Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels.
Dan Hasler serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC..