Gestamp To Move Ahead With Bond

West Virginia officials are moving forward with a bond sale to help expand an auto parts stamping plant in South Charleston. The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has authorized up to $150 million in bonds that will be used to purchase equipment for the Gestamp plant over the next five years. The financing assistance was part of the original incentive package state officials used to entice the company to move into plant. The company announced last year that it would invest a minimum of $100 million in the facility over the next five to seven years, creating up to 700 jobs.