Ralco Industries, Inc. Builds World HQ in Auburn Hills

More good news for Auburn Hills as Ralco Industries, Inc. announces plans to build a 125,000 sq. ft. world headquarters in the city

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Auburn Hills, MI—May 16, 2013—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce Ralco Industries, Inc. has submitted plans to construct a new 125,000 sq. ft. world headquarters and manufacturing facility on 18.8 acres located along the north side of Taylor Road near Fieldstone Golf Club. Ralco is currently located at 2720 Auburn Court in Auburn Hills.

RALCO image“We are excited that Ralco Industries has chosen to stay in Auburn Hills and continue to grow with us,” said Steven Cohen, director of community development for the city of Auburn Hills. “Ralco could have built this new facility anywhere in the Midwest, but they want to be here. That’s great news not only for the city of Auburn Hills but also the state of Michigan.”

Farmington Hills-based JB Donaldson Company is the developer for Ralco Industries’ new building construction. Approximately 14,000 sq. ft. of the building will be used for office space while the remaining 111,000 sq. ft. will be used for the plant facility. The total investment is estimated at $13.5 million. According to Jim Piper, president at Ralco Industries, the Company is pleased to invest in Auburn Hills.

R“We are pleased to demonstrate to the world that manufacturing is alive and growing in Michigan, and we are excited to make this investment in Auburn Hills,” said Piper. “Michigan is home for both Ralco CEO Tom Gitter and me, and we look forward to continuing our long standing relationship with the communities in which we live and work. We are grateful for all of the efforts provided by Auburn Hills, Oakland County and the state of Michigan to make this dream a reality.  This business expansion demonstrates our commitment to innovation, technology and, most importantly, our employees and community.”

The Auburn Hills Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing to review Ralco Industries’ plans on Tuesday, May 28, with a final decision to be made by the City Council on Monday, June 3.  

To learn more about Ralco Industries expansion in Auburn Hills and other economic developments in the city, visit the Auburn Hills Economic Development blog.

About Ralco Industries, Inc.
Established in 1970, Ralco Industries, Inc. manufacturers complex, tight tolerance metal stampings and welded assembly solutions in both the automotive and non-automotive markets with a complete range of services including product design, prototype build, tooling design, tooling build and production manufacturing. Ralco strives to exceed customers’ expectations by delivering high quality products and services while building honest, mutually respectful relationships with its customers, suppliers, employees and community.  Integrating the latest technological advancements into its operations, Ralco delivers benchmark performance to its customers.  Ralco has received numerous awards for innovation and use of technology in the manufacturing process. Learn more at http://www.ralcoind.com/.

About Auburn Hills
Celebrating 30 years as a city in 2013, 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.