MARION, IL (KFVS)- More jobs are making their way into Williamson County.
Leaders at Aisin Electronics held a groundbreaking for an expansion on Thursday.
During the ceremony, a company spokesperson promised 80 high-technology jobs and millions of dollars in productivity.
Eighteen of these plants exist in North America- four of which are in Marion. The site selection process took three years for leaders to choose Marion.
California and Kentucky were also considered.
"It is a terrific day for Williamson County, and a terrific day for high technology jobs, which Aisin manufacturing is going to be creating here at this new plant," said Dutch Doelitzch with REDCO.
Five area schools were also given $2,000 checks through the Williamson County-Japanese friendship program at today's ceremony.