Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development
Fortune 500 company BorgWarner, known globally for transmissions and turbochargers, announced plans today to proceed with an estimated $9.4 million investment at their Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) located at 3800 Automation Avenue. This expansion comes on the heels of the construction of their new $1.6 million high-tech garage, which opened last month.
The proposed 46,555 sq. ft., three-story office addition will increase the mammoth PTC to 237,231 sq. ft. in size. Construction is anticipated to begin by June with completion projected sometime in Spring 2015. BorgWarner intends to hire up to 200 additional people, which will bring their total employee count to just under 700 at this site. The company’s world headquarters is also located in Auburn Hills at 3850 W. Hamlin Road.
A final decision on BorgWarner’s site plan for the proposed expansion is expected to be made by the City Council on Monday, April 7th.