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Berne auto part maker expanding, adding 50+ jobs

BERNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Berne automatic transmission clutch manufacturer has announced an expansion that will add more than 50 jobs to its workforce.

F.C.C. (Adams), an automatic transmission clutch manufacturer, will invest more $24 million to add an 88,000-square-foot addition that will house a new aluminum die cast machine process, , six CNC lathe processes and four CNC drill processes. the Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday. The expansion will allow for the creation of up to 51 new jobs by 2021.

Construction is expected to begin in February 2019.

“FCC (Adams) is a significant part of Indiana’s leading automotive industry, which is producing safe and reliable products used every day across the world,” Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said. “Indiana is proud to be home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation with a skilled workforce that is contributing to the growth and success of companies like FCC (Adams).”

F.C.C. (Adams) currently employs 675 at its Berne plant, as well as 790 at its second Indiana facility in Portland. The expansion is the company’s sixth major expansion since it began operations in 2003. In 2015, it announced a $128.9 million investment. 

The company said this most recent expansion is in response to growing customer demands.

“We are very excited FCC has chosen to expand their operations here in Berne,” said Berne Mayor Bill McKean. “They are a great company. The city has done everything we can to help them grow, and we are glad it has worked out so well. In turn, they have been an outstanding employer for our community and workers. It has been a real pleasure to work with them, and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come.”

F.C.C. (Adams) is hiring hourly production associates and support staff including engineering, maintenance and supervisors. Interested applicants may apply in person at the FCC (Adams) location at 936 East Parr Road in Berne, by email at Resumes@e-fcca.com or through an online application.


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