Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems broke ground Monday on an expansion of its Lexington plant, which provides wire harnesses, components and electronics to the automotive industry.
The expansion is expected to cost nearly $8.5 million and create as many as 10 jobs.
In a news release, Sumitomo officials said the expansion also will allow the company to retain more than two dozen employees and provide work for suppliers in the area.
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems will build a 440,000-square-foot plant on Remington Way, off Citation Boulevard. The company's two current operations in Lexington — one in the Bluegrass Business Park and the other on Baker Court — will be consolidated into the new plant. The center will nearly double the company's Lexington footprint.
The company plans to move its current Lexington operations and its 28 employees to the new 30-acre site by the end of the year.