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BorgWarner to expand footprint in Auburn Hills
Up to $11 million investment in the city resulting in Up to 200 high paying jobs

Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills, 248.364.6802, scarroll@auburnhills.org;

Auburn Hills, Mich.—April 11, 2014— The city of Auburn Hills announced today that BorgWarner, a Fortune 500 company and technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications worldwide, has submitted an application to add an additional 46,555 square feet onto its existing Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) location at 3800 Automation Drive. The project, expected to result in the addition of up to 200 high paying jobs, represents up to an $9.4 million investment in Auburn Hills by BorgWarner and is the company’s second major investment in the city in less than a year. In April 2013, Borg Warner announced it was spending $1.6 million for a new engineering garage and additional vehicle laboratory testing space at the PTC.

“We are pleased that BorgWarner has decided to enlarge its global footprint in Auburn Hills through this latest expansion. The company could have added these jobs at several alternative locations across the country, but chose to locate them here,” said Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “Continued investment in Auburn Hills by highly respected global corporations such as BorgWarner reinforces the city’s reputation as Michigan’s global business address.”

BorgWarner’s PTC expansion is one of several significant developments announced in recent months by Auburn Hills-based automotive suppliers.

“At the BorgWarner PTC, our expansion will accelerate innovation, creating the next wave of must-have technologies engineered to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “As a product leader in the automotive industry, BorgWarner is pleased to continue investing Auburn Hills, a community that supports business on an international scale.”

“Auburn Hills is on a very positive trajectory of business growth and overall community development,” said McDaniel. “We anticipate 2014 will be a blockbuster year.”

About Auburn Hills
Celebrating 31 years as a city in 2014, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org.