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.