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Japanese firm to move US headquarters to Putnam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Diamond Electric, an automotive coil ignition manufacturer based in Japan, has announced it will move its North American headquarters from Michigan to Eleanor.

The move consolidates Diamond’s main U.S. office with its existing operation in Putnam County, which currently employs 335.

“Today, West Virginia takes another step toward a brighter future,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a Monday press conference announcing the event.

Diamond Electric has operated out of Eleanor since 1997. Since then, it has grown into the company’s largest production facility in the world. Diamond Electric operates in a total of seven countries, including the U.S. and Japan.

This isn’t the first time Diamond has expanded its footprint in West Virginia.

“Since Diamond Electric opened its first manufacturing plant in West Virginia in 1997, the company has chosen to expand its operations in the Mountain State several times…

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