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Auto parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate to open South Side plant, promising 300 jobs

Auto parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate to open South Side plant, promising 300 jobs

Auto parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate is opening a new facility that will bring about 300 jobs to Chicago's South Side with help from city and state incentives, the city announced Thursday.

Urbana, Ill.-based Flex-N-Gate, which makes bumpers, radiators, hinges and a variety of other original equipment, will convert an existing warehouse to supply automakers, including a nearby Ford assembly plant.

The new plant is expected to open in early 2019.

"We are seeing a manufacturing renaissance in Chicago and today Flex-N-Gate is building on that momentum," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a news release. "This new facility will create hundreds of new full-time jobs,...

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