Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks, Walker Wood Thomas, Kentucky State Representative District 8, and Sharon Butts of the Hopkinsville Economic Development joined Freuenberg executives, Erek Speckert, global vice president of Operations and Barry Kellar, global vice president of Automotive Filters, for a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.
"We are delighted that this year-long project is complete, and we can continue to provide the world-class products made by our dedicated Hopkinsville workforce to our North American customers," says Kellar.
"Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is an integral part of the Hopkinsville community, and we are happy to witness this confirmation of their commitment to our town," says Hendricks.
The company that introduced cabin air filters to the North American automotive market in late 1980s continues to play a role of market leader through introduction of new and improved products and investments in product development and manufacturing facilities. The newly added high-speed edge band converting line will increase facility's output and ensure uniformly high quality of its products.
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies employs more than 120 people in its Hopkinsville location which houses sales, development and manufacturing.