Harting announces $6 million expansion in Elgin
Harting, a German-based global provider of electronic interconnect devices, has announced a USD$6 million facility expansion of the firm’s North American headquarters in Elgin IL. The new investment will include the addition of a lab and showroom to the on-site warehouse and distribution center as well as increasing capabilities for injection molding and die-casting processes. The project is slated to create at least 50 new jobs.
“The state (Illinois) has been working with members of the Harting team on this project since early this year. I am thrilled the company ultimately decided to expand,” Rauner said. “It is essential that Illinois continues to foster a competitive business environment that not only keeps great companies like Harting here but attracts new ones from across the globe.”
Harting is a family-owned company founded in 1945. The company manufactures products for the connector industry for use in mechanical and plant engineering, broadcast and entertainment, factory automation, power generation and distribution as well as industrial electronics and telecommunications.
“Illinois was the right fit for this new expansion due to the unrivaled workforce and strategic location,” added Harting North America president and CEO Jon DeSouza. “We are proud of our contributions to Illinois’ manufacturing legacy, and this next phase in our journey will only build upon our current successes within the North American market.”
The company is targeting January of 2019 to have the new portion of their manufacturing facility up and running.