FLORENCE - The Shoals Economic Development Authority Board on Wednesday recommended dedicating up to $385,000 toward a project that will allow TASUS Corp. to build in the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park.
TASUS, a Japanese auto parts supplier, announced last week it plans to build a plant at the park in a $19.1 million investment that will provide 135 jobs.
The recommendation goes to the Shoals Industrial Development Committee for consideration during a called meeting Tuesday, SEDA Vice President Susie Heird said.
The company, which is a major supplier for North American Lighting's Muscle Shoals plant, will start with about 15 employees at a temporary site in November, TASUS President Melanie Hart said. She said plans call for the 104,000-square-foot permanent structure to be in operation by October 2013.
North American Lighting's Muscle Shoals plant manufactures headlights and taillights for numerous auto makers including Honda and Toyota.