A Franklin auto parts maker is adding 73 manufacturing jobs in order to start making turbochargers, or devices that boost an engine’s power.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control in Franklin plans to hire the employees as part of a $12 million expansion and could add even more positions later on, president Tetsuzo Ukai said. The company will start hiring next year for jobs that are expected to pay $20 to $22 an hour, including benefits.
The Japan-based auto parts maker plans to increase its current Franklin workforce by about a third so it can make turbochargers in North America for the first time.
Franklin and the state of Indiana are offering the company a total of $1.4 million in tax breaks and cash, although the city’s incentives still need approval.