KTH manufactures automotive frame components for automakers worldwide. Although Honda is their major partner, many may not know that they also make parts for other auto manufacturers, including Toyota and Tesla. This has helped KTH continue to be a stable employer for our county. They have been in St. Paris since 1985 and employee over 1,000 people. They have had two major expansions since 1985 and continue to grow. Their total investment is over 30 million dollars and over 47 million dollars in payroll, providing a huge economic impact on our community. They have automated over the past several years as well, providing an opportunity for those in the engineering field to find a local place to work.
KTH has also been a leader in our community. They can be found supporting local agencies such as the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, or helping out at the fair every year. The HR staff are involved in the local manufacturing HR Council through the Champaign Economic Partnership(CEP). The CEP has been partnering with KTH for several years providing resources both financially as well as employment assistance. They have worked with our school business liaison in the schools which has resulted in employment and internship opportunities for our local graduates.