Modular Assembly Innovations Invests More than $1.2M in the Columbus Region to Increase Manufacturing Capabilities

February 26, 2018

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Columbus, OH – Modular Assembly Innovations LLC (MAI), a tier one automotive supplier that serves customers in the U.S. and internationally, has announced plans to invest more than $1.2 million in East Liberty to increase its capacity for strut manufacturing and bumper assembly, creating 40 new jobs. Hiring for production staff will begin in Q1 2018.

MAI’s investment will go toward new equipment and workforce training with plans to increase its total employee count to more than 200 by end of 2020.

“The Columbus Region’s strong logistical and manufacturing capabilities were critical factors when choosing to expand our operations here,” said Billy Vickers, president, MAI. “As we continue to grow in East Liberty, we look forward to further tapping into the high concentration of automotive talent in the area.”

MAI specializes in solving complex manufacturing and assembly problems by bringing a proven business model with the best practices of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, state-of-the-art technology and engineering solutions.

“We look forward to helping facilitate MAI’s ongoing growth in Union County,” said Tim Hansley, Union County administrator. “The company’s choice to expand its operations further establishes the 33 Smart Corridor and Columbus Region as leaders in the automotive manufacturing space.”

“It is exciting to see the Columbus Region’s talent supporting MAI’s continued growth in Ohio,” said Kristi Tanner, JobsOhio senior managing director for automotive. “MAI’s investment will bring 40 new jobs to Union County and even more capacity to serve its tier one automotive customers worldwide.”

The Columbus Region is at the forefront of automotive technology and smart mobility. Region manufacturers produce 700,000 cars a year, while the regional economic output for the economic industry exceeds $1.4 billion annually. Nearly 18,000 employees make up the highly-skilled manufacturing workforce, making the region’s automotive share of employment four times greater than the U.S. average.


About Modular Assembly Innovations LLC
Modular Assembly Innovations is an award-winning, tier one supplier to the automotive industry serving customers in the U.S. and internationally. It specializes in solving complex manufacturing and assembly problems by bringing a proven business model with the best practices of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, state-of-the-art technology, and engineering solutions. Learn more at

About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the Columbus 2020 team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at

Columbus 2020 Media Contact
Irene Alvarez

Modular Assembly Innovations Media Contact
Elizabeth Streamer

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