Turbocharged Growth

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

The three-story, 46,555 sq. ft. office addition and parking lot expansion at BorgWarner’s Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) is now complete!  This facility, located at 3800 Automation Avenue, is a real showstopper.

tree planting

From left to right – Robin Kendrick, BorgWarner President and General Manager – Transmission Systems; US Senator, Debbie Stabenow; Auburn Hills Mayor, Kevin McDaniel; Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson and BorgWarner Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Thomas.

Last week, we celebrated this latest expansion of BorgWarner in Auburn Hills.  I say latest because this expansion comes on the heels of their new $1.6 million high-tech garage, which was completed in 2014.  The expanded tech center includes a friction material testing lab, a torque transfer testing lab, new office space as well as a wellness center and a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.

The event was attended by local officials and even Senator Debbie Stabenow joined the celebration.

Guests were invited into BorgWarner's high-tech garage after the tree planing ceremony.

Guests were welcomed into BorgWarner’s high-tech garage after the tree planting ceremony.

BorgWarner moved its headquarters from Chicago to Auburn Hills in 2005 and has been a great company to work with.  They have received numerous awards for their accomplishments in their field.  We look forward to watching their continued growth and their innovation in powertrain systems.

BorgWarner Expands Its Presence

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re pleased to report that construction is underway on the three-story, 46,555 sq. ft. office addition and parking lot expansion at BorgWarner’s Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) located at 3800 Automation Avenue.  Project completion is anticipated by late Spring 2015.

Photo of the site being prepared and rendered view of the building addition

Photo of the site being prepared and rendered view of the building addition

The $9.4 million investment will allow BorgWarner, a global Tier-1 automotive supplier, to hire at least 120 additional people with plans to bring their total employee count to just under 700 at this site.  The company’s world headquarters is also located in the City of Auburn Hills at 3850 W. Hamlin Road.

Grade being established for new parking area

Grade being established for new parking area

This development is one of many construction projects the City’s building, fire, and civil engineering staff inspect (often many times daily) for safety and quality.  As you can probably imagine, the City’s inspectors must be very knowledgeable to handle jobs of this complexity.  They’re always busy.

 

City Council Set To Review BorgWarner Expansion

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.

Bird's Eye View Rendering of BorgWarner's Building Expansion

Bird’s Eye View Rendering of BorgWarner’s Building Expansion

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.