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Monroe considers over $1M in incentives for auto parts supplier

Monroe is considering several incentives for an auto parts supplier that wants to expand.

UGN Inc., which opened a plant in Monroe about three years ago, is deciding whether it will bring 100 more manufacturing employees and around $6 million in payroll to the city or to Valparaiso, Ind., as previously reported by this news outlet.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour UGN’s auto parts plant in Monroe

Auto parts supplier UGN Inc. opened its Monroe plant at Park North industrial park in 2015. UGN supplies acoustic treatments, carpets and other items to Honda, Toyota and Subaru. (Staff photo by Nick Graham)

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UGN makes acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and it is based near Chicago and has seven locations. It built its $50 million, 232,000-square-foot Monroe operation in 2015 and has hired about 280.

City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today to hear the second reading of legislation that would provide the local incentives.

UGN makes acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and it is based near Chicago and has seven locations. It built its $50 million, 232,000-square-foot Monroe operation in 2015 and has hired about 280. (Staff photo by Nick Graham)

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