- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A foundry that’s bringing about 200 jobs to northeast Alabama is marking its opening in Jacksonville.

Officials with Gnutti Carlo USA will cut the ribbon on their new Shelco Foundries factory Tuesday morning. Gov. Robert Bentley and other elected leaders will be on hand.

The company spent more than $18 million on the foundry, which employs 181 people making small castings for the automotive industry. Customers including Ford Motor Co. and General Motors purchase its engine components.

The manufacturer plans to add as many as 25 additional employees by next year in Alabama. Its U.S. arm is part of the Italian parts maker Gnutti Carlo Group.

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