For the fourth time, NGK Sparkplugs will be expanding its operations in Kanawha County.
Company officials announced plans Tuesday to add 11,000 square feet of space and 34 new jobs to its Sissonville facility before the end of 2013. It will be space for the production of new oxygen sensors and spark plugs for improved fuel efficiency.
Construction work for the expansion is scheduled to begin in February.
U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller says it’s good news for all of West Virginia.
“NGK Sparkplugs is creating the kind of advanced manufacturing jobs we need in West Virginia, but we have to do more all across the state,” he said.
“That’s why I strongly support innovation, research and development and training West Virginia’s workforce for the skills our advanced manufacturing sector needs. Those are keys to our future.”
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin agrees. “NGK’s commitment once again shows the world what great partners our people are to business,” the Governor said.
NGK Sparkplugs first started operating in West Virginia in 1994.