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Commercial | EVANS GENERAL CONTRACTORS - GF LINAMAR DIE-CASTING PLANT
The GF Linamar die-casting plant
will provide parts for European car
manufacturers with U.S. operations.
Forging a Bond
EVANS GENERAL CONTRACTORS DELIVERED A DIE-CASTING PLANT FOR A MAJOR JOINT VENTURE.
vans General Contractors is helping
two of the world's leading automotive part manufacturers join forces.
The contract last year began work
on a light metal die-casting plant for GF
Linamar LLC, a joint venture of GF Automotive and Linamar Corp.
Located on a 57-acre site at the Ferncliff
Industrial Park in Mills River, N.C., the
$217-million plant will produce aluminum
powertrain, driveline and structural components for the North American market. Parts
produced in the plant will be used in cars
manufactured in North America by a European automaker, the company says. The
plant will begin operating later this year.
The plant is the first for GF Linamar LLC.
GF Automotive and Linamar announced
the joint venture in 2015 as an effort to
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combine the companies' expertise in casting and machining.
Founded in 1966, Linamar Corp. is a
publicly traded company with 48 manufacturing facilities and more than 19,500
employees. The company specializes in
precision machining metallic powertrain
products for the automotive industry.
Within the past few years, Linamar Corp.
completed a takeover of Montupet S.A., an
aluminum automotive foundry group with
seven plants in Europe and Mexico.
GF Automotive is a business unit of
Switzerland-based GF, formerly known
as Georg Fischer Ltd., which specializes in
lightweight solutions for the automotive
industry. The company produces more
than 600,000 tons of iron, aluminum and
magnesium die-castings annually at nine
production plants in Germany, Austria and
China, and has 5,000 employees.
'An Ideal Location'
The new facility is located roughly 40 miles
north of Greenville, S.C., where BMW U.S.
Evans General Contractors
- GF Linamar
* Location: Mills River, N.C.
* Scope: Manufacturing facility
"We are commi ed to meeting
clients' needs and exceeding
expectations by delivering facilities on chedule and at e most
competitive prices." - Evans GC