Auto Supplier to Expand into Bessemer, Create 70 New Jobs

The city of Bessemer’s industrial base continues to grow as Valeo North America announced plans on Monday to bring 70 new jobs and invest in a $5 million facility in Bessemer.

“We are excited to welcome Valeo North America to The Marvel City of Bessemer,” said Mayor Kenneth Gulley. “Valeo North America is expanding our city’s growing industrial roster and bringing expanded opportunity for residents of Bessemer and surrounding areas. We thank Valeo North America for its investment in our city and we look forward to working with the company for years to come.”

Valeo North ranks on the top 10 global automotive suppliers list. The company is housed on Perimeter Way and is expected to achieve full production by this year’s second quarter.  The company joins a growing list of companies with facilities in Bessemer, including Amazon, Carvana, Lowe’s, Dollar General and FedEx.“

Valeo North America is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Bessemer,” said the Valeo North America Management team. “The city of Bessemer, the Birmingham Business Alliance and the State of Alabama demonstrated an attractive business-friendly, pro-jobs attitude. This project, in this location, is a win-win for Valeo and for the community.”