CK Technologies, a major supplier to the commercial truck and bus market, is building a manufacturing facility for interior, exterior, and functional (under-the-hood) assemblies in Brownsville, Texas. The new facility involves a capital investment in excess of $20 million and is expected to create 121 jobs during 2011.
CKT, a unit of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Cascade Engineering, focuses on developing solutions and technological advances for the commercial truck and bus markets. The company specializes in converting large parts manufactured with traditional processes to large tonnage injection molding, which reduces weight and improves structural integrity, overall quality and environmental impact.
The new Brownsville facility will serve CKT customer operations located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico and house a large-tonnage injection molding capability, as well as chrome electroplating, painting, assembly and warehousing areas. The facility is slated to open with molding in the second quarter of 2011. More on the project can be found at the Texas Economic Development Guide website.