According to Matt Daniels, manager of the plant in Gallipolis, Ohio, the project is expected to add 50 full-time jobs and generate up to US$20 million in additional sales for GKN over the next two to three years.  

GKN's expansion will include the installation of a new 750 metric-ton, powder-compaction press along with other capital equipment to launch production of differential-gear components developed at the plant.

The 175,000 ft2 facility currently has more than 160 employees and produces gears, clutch pressure plates and torque-converter components for a variety of customers, including Chrysler, General Motors, EXEDY, LuK USA and Allison Transmission.  Production of the new components is expected to begin during the second half of 2013.

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