Sterling Heights largest industrial vacancy will be filled in the spring of 2013 with a $21 million investment by AGS Automotive in a bumper system assembly plant that will lead to 90 jobs initially and more later on.
The project is part of an expansion by AGS Automotive, which was considering sites outside the city. Instead, the move to the vacant land and facility on 18 1/2 mile road in the center of the city allows AGS to expand to the new site from its Sterling Drive South in the city. It also restore the business lost when Borg Warner and later Ford Motor/Visteon, closed operations at the site.
The investment includes renovation of the 360,000-square-foot plant on the site, which has received a $900,000 Michigan Business Development grant and will come with other support and incentives from the city.
"This investment will allow AGS's US operations not only to retain their current jobs for the future, but also to significantly grow by tripling the number of jobs over the next few years and adding a number of new leading edge manufacturing processes and capabilities," AGS co-president Joe Leon says in a statement announcing plans for the new facility.
Source: Sterling Heights Department of Community Relations
Writer: Kim North Shine