Hutchinson To Build New $8 Million North American HQ

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has been submitted by General Development Company for approval to construct a 60,502 square foot corporate office building for Hutchinson on a 5.47 acre parcel located on the west side of Cross Creek Parkway, between University Drive and High Meadow Circle.

The property is situated within the Oakland Technology Park, just south of the Delphi building

French-based Hutchinson is made up of five divisions in North America. Four of them focus on the automotive industry with a fifth dedicated to aerospace and defense.  Their automotive divisions in Auburn Hills include anti-vibration and belt drive systems, fluid management systems, body sealing, and precision sealing systems.

The City of Auburn Hills is pleased that Hutchinson, currently located at 1060 Centre Road, has chosen to remain in our community for an additional 15 years under their new lease with General Development Company.  They originally moved to Auburn Hills in 2000.  An estimated 225 people will be employed at the new facility.

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The total investment in the project is estimated at $8 million.  Upon approval, construction is anticipated to begin next month and be complete by June 2018.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, April 24th.

Renishaw’s New Facility Remains On Schedule

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Construction on Renishaw’s new 20,070 square foot technology and research facility has just about reached its halfway point.

newThe facility, located within the Oakland Technology Park, will help provide turnkey measuring solutions to the Automotive Industry, including Chrysler, Ford and GM.

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Renishaw’s products and business solutions allows the company to cross over to other industries including aerospace and medical.

Construction Of Renishaw’s New Research Facility On Schedule

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re pleased to report that construction on Renishaw’s new 20,070 square foot technology and research building is moving forward on schedule.  The facility is located at the terminus of Deepwood Drive within the Oakland Technology Park.  The project was approved by the City Council on July 25, 2016.

Renishaw is expected to be complete by May 2017

Renishaw is expected to be complete by May 2017

Rendering of the building

Rendering of the building

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies with expertise in precision measurement and health care.  This new $5 million facility is expected to employ 35 people and will enable the company to provide turnkey measuring solutions to the automotive industry, including FCA US, Ford and GM, along with supporting the aerospace and medical industries.

Renishaw Proposes New Facility In Oakland Technology Park

Posted by Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by General Development Company to construct a 20,070 sq. ft. technology and research facility for Renishaw.  The proposed facility will be located at the south end of Deepwood Drive, within the Oakland Technology Park.  Total investment in the project is estimated at $5 million.

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Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies with expertise in precision measurement and health care.  The new facility will enable Renishaw to provide turnkey measuring solutions to the automotive industry, including Chrysler, Ford and GM.  The company also supports the aerospace and medical industries.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the project is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, July 25th.

Atlas Copco Celebrates New Facility

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

One of the best parts of my job is attending ribbon cuttings.  I love hearing about why companies choose to do business in Michigan and I have to admit that when they say they deliberately chose Auburn Hills, I still get goosebumps.

On Monday, Atlas Copco officially dedicated their new $13 million United States Headquarters for their Tools and Assembly Division at 3301 Cross Creek Parkway in the Oakland Technology Park.

Founded in 1873, this Swedish business provides products and services such as compressed air and gas equipment, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems.  Their new Auburn Hills facility will employ over 225 people.

Mayor McDaniel (second to the left) spoke at the ribbon cutting event and presented a congratulatory plaque to Atlas Copco officials on behalf of the citizens of the City of Auburn Hills

Mayor McDaniel (second to the left) spoke at the ribbon cutting event and presented a congratulatory plaque to Atlas Copco officials on behalf of the citizens of the City of Auburn Hills

Anders Hoberg, General Manager, Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems, LLC recently said, “Our expansion into a new, larger facility supports the strong growth and increased demand for Atlas Copco’s tooling and assembly systems.  Auburn Hills is our home and this new facility is a sign of our continued commitment to our employees and customers in the Detroit region.”

We appreciate that Atlas Copco has chosen to reinvest in Auburn Hills and we look forward to their continued growth and success!

Noah’s Set To Start Construction

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

The contractor for Noah’s Event Center has advised us that they plan to start tree removal and land balancing within the next few days for the new 10,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose event and conference center.  The $4 million project will be used for corporate training, conferences, weddings, and receptions.  It’s located at the southwest corner of North Squirrel Road and Cross Creek Parkway, across from Oakland University.  Weather permitting, the contractor anticipates a grand opening in July 2015.

The project is a first of its kind in Michigan

The project is a first of its kind in Michigan

To learn more about the scope of the project click here.

Japan-Based HIROTEC AMERICA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Construction is underway on the new 213,979 sq. ft. headquarters for the Americas for HIROTEC AMERICA (formerly TESCO Engineering) in the Oakland Technology Park.  The $22.8 million facility is anticipated to be complete by August 2015.

The site is located on the south side of the corner of Cross Creek Parkway and High Meadow Circle

The site is located on the south side of the corner of Cross Creek Parkway and High Meadow Circle

HIROTEC AMERICA designs and manufactures assembly lines used to make doors, hoods, and other body panels for automobile manufacturers around the world, including GM, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and BMW, among others.  The business is part of a larger group of companies that are collectively owned by Japan’s HIROTEC Corporation.

The company first came to our town in 1992 when they built their current facility located at 4567 Glenmeade Lane, which is now 170,000 sq. ft. in size.  They plan to keep both buildings operating and will float around 450 people (conservative number) between the two locations.

Rendering of the proposed building

Rendering of the proposed building

HIROTEC AMERICA could have located their headquarters anywhere in Southeast Michigan, so their decision to remain and expand in Auburn Hills is great news for our community.