Spanish Automotive Stamping Company, Gestamp, Ramps up operations at South Charleston Facility, South Charleston, West Virginia
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined company executives and other dignitaries in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest milestone for Gestamp West Virginia. The automotive stamping plant in South Charleston is now officially in operation. Gestamp announced its intention to move into the formerly-shuttered plant in April 2012 and started small scale cold line product production by September.
The plant has ramped up operations, installed new hot stamping lines and now employs nearly 70 employees. By the end of 2012, the company intends to employ 100 to 120 workers. Within five years, Gestamp plans to invest at least $100 million and create a minimum of 400 jobs in the South Charleston plant.