Three companies to invest $86m, add 600 jobs in Michigan
The projects are expected to generate nearly $86 million in investments and add 600 new jobs in Michigan.
Detroit Diesel Corp. plans to expand manufacturing and assembly capacity at its current plant in Redford Township to include production of a new asymmetric turbocharger and truck transmission assembly.
Detroit Diesel, a member of the Daimler group based in Detroit, plans to invest up to $77.2 million and create 50 new jobs, resulting in a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive. Redford Township has offered a 12-year property tax abatement valued at $6.6 million.
GKN Driveline North America, a subsidiary of England's GKN plc, plans to expand its existing automotive engineering and testing services operations in Auburn Hills, investing $5.1 million and creating 50 new jobs.
As a result, the company is being awarded a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites, including North Carolina. Auburn Hills has also offered a property tax abatement.
Teleperformance USA, based in Utah, plans to open a new inbound customer care center in Cascade Charter Township to support a major telecommunications firm. Teleperformance plans to invest nearly $3.8 million and create up to 500 new jobs, resulting in a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Texas, Florida, Utah, Ohio, Louisiana and New York. The Right Place Inc., the Grand Rapids-based non-profit economic development organization, has offered staff time and resources to support the project. ■