Auto parts maker to expand in Durham, hire 360 workers

Posted April 22, 2010

— Auto parts manufacturer AW North Carolina is going to upgrade its manufacturing facility and add more than 360 jobs at its huge campus in the Treyburn Corporate Park.

The company plans to make the new hires over the next two years.

According to the company, AW plans to have the new line open and manufacturing front wheel drive transmissions for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America by the fall of 2011.

Just 13 months ago, the company, which is part of a Japanese corporation, offered voluntary buyouts to all its 1,100 employees as the recession ate away at demand for new motor vehicles.

AW North Carolina focuses on automatic transmissions and transmission components. The company has maintained presence in Durham since 1998.

Currently, AW operates an 830,000-square-foot plant that opened in 2000.

AW still employs some 900 people in a mix of full-time and temporary positions at Treyburn.

“We are excited to install this new product line and add approximately 360 people to the 900 full time and temporary team members currently here beginning in early 2011,” said Will Collins, vice president of AW North Carolina, in a statement.




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  • this is my Screen Name Apr 22, 2010

    "It is a strange that WRAL would report this story after all the Toyota bashing they have done."

    Really? WRAL is a news agency that reports events. They have not done any more than any other agency - NBC, CNN, FOX, etc.

  • bluegrass Apr 22, 2010

    Hope this continues.

  • rescuefan Apr 22, 2010

    Darn that Obama and his administration! He is to blame for these jobs. No wait, he's to blame for the Toyota recalls. No wait, he's to blame for the global warming. Well darn it, I know he has to be to blame for something in this article!

  • ger Apr 22, 2010

    America is coming back!!!!!!

  • fatchanceimwrong Apr 22, 2010

    And they're creating jobs without money from Obama. I wonder how he'll try to take credit for these new jobs. The jobs are because of Toyota, and the Obama administration has thrown Toyota under the bus for recalls, like the big 3 have never had recalls and are not having them as we speak. But somehow he'll include these new jobs in the millions of jobs he's created...or he likes to put it.

  • Adelinthe Apr 22, 2010

    Praise God!!!

    I thought the makers of automobile parts were having financial trouble though, cause cars weren't selling.

    But anyway, Praise God!!!

    God bless.


  • Caveman93 Apr 22, 2010

    Thank God, finally some good news. I'm buying my second summer home as soon as I get out of work.

  • froggytroat Apr 22, 2010

    >>It is a strange that WRAL would report this story after all the Toyota bashing they have done.

    They're not Fox, they just report the news.

    Glad to hear the good news, too.

  • Rockermom Apr 22, 2010

    I don't care whose fault it is, this is great news!

  • GWALLY Apr 22, 2010

    Since liberal democrats are fond of saying that Bush started all the bailouts...then I guess we can blame him for this as well...don't forget's ALL Bushes fault..;)