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Manufacturing supplier plans to bring about 50 jobs to Central Illinois

NORMAL, Ill. - A manufacturing company is opening a facility in northeast Normal, bringing up to 55 jobs to the area.

American Precision Assemblers is a supplier of wire harnesses and cable and mechanical assemblies. Their client base ranges from healthcare and safety diagnostics to aircraft, automotive, and military defense contracts.

The company is based in Hampshire, Illinois, about two hours north of Normal. It also has facilities in Duluth, Minnesota, and Sonora, Mexico. 

"This is the third manufacturer within two years to locate in McLean County," says Mike O'Grady, interim CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, "which shows that our workforce, our location, and our community are very attractive to outside business." 

Rivian Automotive and Brandt Industries are the other two companies to which O'Grady is referring.

APA's facility would be located at 1 Paper Chase Street in Normal. APA has been renting the facility since the beginning of May, but plans to close on the property in June. The plant's main focus would be supplying equipment for Precision Planting in Tremont. 

In total, APA plans to bring on 30-40 assemblers and 10-15 support and office positions.


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