KYB plans factory growth


Connie Sgro and Guy Durham assemble parts to a vehicle strut at KYB's Franklin facility. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Zung Thang moves a strut assembly from one welding machine to another at KYB's Franklin facility. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

A Franklin auto parts manufacturer is expanding and plans to create about 50 jobs within three years.

KYB Americas Corp. will build a 45,900-square-foot expansion at the south side of its facility so it can move and expand its work in aftermarket parts production.

The company’s aftermarket business produces shock absorbers for parts dealers, instead of selling directly to auto production facilities, vice president of operations Sal Milioto said. The new building will allow KYB to move the aftermarket production equipment into its own area and add welding, machining and assembly lines within the next three years, he said.

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