French Company Buys Heber Springs Plant

SEPTEMBER 29, 2006 - Posted at 11:42 a.m. CDT

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - A Belleville, France company announced today that it has completed the purchase of the Superior Industries International suspension components business in Heber Springs.

Saint Jean Industries purchased the facility, which specializes in the manufacture of aluminum suspension components.  The Cleburne County facility has more than 295,000 square feet and approximately 300 employees.

According to a statement from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, "the addition of this U.S. manufacturing capacity to Saint Jean Industries world capacity will enhance global solutions to automotive manufacturers as well as service the entire transportation industry with premium aluminum component solutions.