Spartan Light Metal Products, Inc. announces the planned construction of a new stand-

alone die cast manufacturing facility to be located in Mexico, Missouri. The new multi-

million dollar investment in this manufacturing facility is another substantial example of

Spartan Light Metal Products commitment to the city of Mexico, Missouri and the

surrounding communities. This facility will operate as a separate business unit and is

being built on an existing site owned by Spartan in Mexico, Missouri. Spartan expects to

break ground sometime in the 2nd Quarter, 2018 with completion in the 3rd Quarter, 2019.

This expansion is projected to add approximately 100+ jobs to the Mexico, Missouri area

over the next five years.

Spartan Light Metal Products, Inc. is a family owned, full-service supplier of custom die

cast aluminum and magnesium products for the automotive and consumer products

markets. This new state of the art facility will help meet customers’ demands to increase

fuel economy by using lighter weight materials and position Spartan Light Metal Products

to participate in the growing electrification movement in propulsion systems. The initial

phase will have room for up to four large tonnage die cast machines, 3500 ton or larger

with the ability to cast either Magnesium or Aluminum. The focus will be on Magnesium

with a target of structural components and parts for vehicle electrification.

Spartan Light Metal Products CEO, Bruce Breitzman, commented, “We look forward to

supporting our customers in their vehicle lightweighting initiatives. It is also a great

opportunity to leverage the talents of our Spartan associates. The time is now to take

another step forward in strengthening Spartan Light Metal Products for the future. We

appreciate the support of our customers, suppliers, the Mexico community, our associates and the Jubel family.”

City of Mexico, Missouri Mayor, Chris Miller commented, “The City of Mexico, Audrain

County and Progress Mexico works everyday on encouraging business growth in our

community and we are very pleased that Spartan has chosen Mexico, MO to expand and

locate their new manufacturing facility. Spartan has been a great corporate partner for

over 20 years and this additional investment in our community demonstrates their

continued commitment for many years to come”.

“Spartan’s expansion is great news for the city of Mexico and great news for our state,”

Governor Eric Greitens said. “Missouri businesses are growing again. We were proud to

work with the city to get this deal done. Our top priority is more jobs for Missouri families.”

Mexico Assistant Manager/Economic Development Director Russell Runge, said this is a benefit to Mexico. "This is the fourth time Spartan has expanded here," Runge said. The new facility will be located south of the main building.

The Company has more than 1,000 employees with manufacturing facilities located in

Hannibal and Mexico, Missouri, and Sparta, Illinois. Sales and engineering employees

are located at plant locations as well as in Detroit, Tokyo and at the Corporate Services

Center in St. Louis, Missouri.