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Tue January 15, 2013
Japanese auto supplier set to invest $150 million in Michigan
Japanese auto supplier Denso has announced a four-year, $1 billion expansion in North America, including a $150 million investment in Michigan.
According to plans revealed at the North American International Auto Show on Tuesday, the auto supplier could hire a combined 400 new workers at its technical center in Southfield and manufacturing plant in Battle Creek.
Nathan Borney of the Detroit Free Press has more:
The Michigan expansion is contingent on the negotiation of tax incentives with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and local municipalities, said Terry Helgesen, senior vice president of industry relations at Denso International America.
“There’s a revitalization happening in manufacturing here in North America,” Helgesen said in Detroit.
Jack Helmboldt, Denso Corp. executive vice president, said the company would add manufacturing lines in Michigan to produce more efficient radiators and HVAC units.
Helgesen said in an interview that Denso would add assembly jobs and manufacturing engineers at its Battle Creek facility. It plans to add a variety of engineers in Southfield, its U.S. headquarters.
Michigan's recently passed "right-to-work" law did not influence the company’s move, Helgesen said.
- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom
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