Nemak is a manufacturer of lightweight fuel-efficient auto parts. Nemak’s older plant used obsolete technology and was forced to close a year earlier. Nemak wanted to reopen and modernize the plant as well as reduce air emissions. Nemak is the second largest employer in a rural community that has experienced thousands of job losses in the textile industry and suffered from high unemployment. 95% of the aluminum raw material used by Nemak is recycled and the company is expanding its production of electric vehicle components.