Automotive Supplier to Invest $72M to Expand Manufacturing Facility Near Atlanta
COVINGTON, GA. — Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing Inc. (NAMI), a manufacturer and supplier of brake pads, will invest $72 million to expand its facility in Covington, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The expansion will create 100 production and administration jobs at the facility, which is located roughly 35 miles southeast of Atlanta. NAMI, a subsidiary of Japan-based Nisshinbo Group, has maintained a presence in Covington for 20 years. The Covington facility produces friction materials for automotive manufacturers and develops environmentally friendly, copper-free brake pads. According to the governor’s office, Japanese-affiliated companies currently operate more than 500 facilities in Georgia, employing approximately 30,000 people.