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Mitsubishi to upgrade Normal

November 23, 2010
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced plans to spend $200 million to expand the capacity of its Normal, Ill., plant by 25 percent, to allow it to make 300,000 units a year. The expansion, due to be completed in late 2004, is expected to create about 300 jobs, the company said. "Our goal is to produce more vehicles in the markets where they are sold," President Rolf Eckrodt said in a March 17 statement. The automaker, of which 37 percent is owned by DaimlerChrysler AG, said it was looking for even more ways to boost capacity in North America, such as by using available production facilities at a Daimler- Chrysler plant, expanding the Illinois plant, or building a plant. A decision would be made by midyear.