toolCare breaks ground for new Auburn plant

AUBURN, Ala. — Groundbreaking for the new toolCare US International LLC plant in Auburn will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at 1117 West Veterans Boulevard in Auburn Technology Park North.

In November 2007, City of Auburn and company officials announced the location of toolCare's first US-based operation in November 2007. toolCare is a tool management service that will serve a variety of industries and their tooling needs, including plastic injection molds, blow molding tools, die cast tooling, metal stamping tools, and fixtures and gages.

The company will produce new tooling and perform engineering changes and tool modifications, as well as offer customized preventive maintenance programs. The project is a joint investment between United Kingdom-based toolCare UK and industry veterans in the United States.

The new Auburn location is expected to create 10 new jobs over the next 2 years with an initial capital investment of $2.8 million.

Construction of toolCare's new facility began in late last year and is expected to be completed this spring.