HTNA expanding in Jasper


Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components is expanding its current operations in Jasper. This expansion will generate approximately 19 new jobs with over $7 million in new capital investment.

“Congratulations to the entire HTNA team on being selected as a supplier to the new Mazda/Toyota plant located in Huntsville. I know this is a big win for the company and certainly it is a win for our city,” said David O’Mary, Mayor of Jasper. “HTNA located in Jasper in 2011 and since that time they have proven to be a stellar corporate citizen. On behalf of all in City government, I say congratulations and we hope your business continues to grow and prosper.”

David Knight, director of the Walker County Development Authority commented, “It has been a pleasure working with HTNA since their initial investment in Jasper in 2011. This third major investment shows HTNA’s confidence in Walker County and its workforce. Supporting our existing industry is truly a team effort and we are thrilled that HTNA will be making this new investment and creating additional jobs in our community.

“HTNA is a great company with deep Alabama roots, and its growth in Jasper over the years has been impressive,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “With this expansion, HTNA solidifies its roots in Walker County and extends the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA supply chain to another region of the state.”

“HTNA is increasing its investment in Walker County by more than $7 million dollars and creating 19 new jobs, bringing the total investment from HTNA to over $42 million," Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed stated. "This is not only great news for Jasper and Walker County, it is a major benefit to the surrounding communities. I would like to thank HTNA for their continued confidence in Walker County."

State Rep. Connie Rowe said, “HTNA is a great corporate citizen so I’m very excited that they will be expanding once again in Walker County. Their new state-of-the-art assembly lines will mean more jobs and more opportunities for local families.  Over the past ten years, we have built a great partnership with HTNA and they have truly become a part of our community.

Walker County Commission Chairman Jerry Bishop thanked HTNA for their continued investment and job creation in Walker County and congratulated the existing employees for making the Jasper plant a success.

“HTNA appreciates the support of the Jasper community, the State of Alabama, and our employees as we continue to grow our operations in Jasper,” said plant manager Jeff Norris. “We look forward to the continued partnership with the community as we serve our customer’s needs.”