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June 1, 2021—An auto parts plant in rural Kentucky is getting a $51 million upgrade in order to manufacture parts for electric vehicles.

Through the investment, the Firestone Industrial Products plant aims to create 250 jobs and be able to manufacture air suspension systems for EVs, the Commonwealth Journal reports.

"Advanced air suspensions are increasingly a 'must-have' technology on premium electric vehicles, and Firestone is committed to maintaining its leadership in this exciting and important market," Emily Poladian, president of Firestone Industrial Products, told the paper.

The plant makes some 4 million parts annually and the upgrade will add 68,000 square feet.

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