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BorgWarner Invests $24.6 Million To Expand Its Seneca, South Carolina, Manufacturing Facility

Area Development Online News Desk (11/08/2013)
BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in powertrain technology, will invest $24.6 million to expand its existing manufacturing capabilities in Seneca, South Carolina, with expectations of creating approximately 105 new jobs in Oconee County.

Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the company’s South Carolina facility is located at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca. The project will be completed in phases over the next few years.

“BorgWarner is one of the world’s premier transfer case suppliers for the automotive industry,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems. “We expect that our latest expansion will provide our customers with high-quality, advanced technologies, offer local job opportunities and help sustain the local economy. We are enthusiastic about the future and grateful for the continued support of local and state officials.”

“BorgWarner’s expansion is further evidence of the success of the automotive sector in South Carolina,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate the company’s investment of $24 million and the105 jobs which will be created in Seneca.” The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.

“South Carolina is just right for the automotive industry, which has been accelerating for the past two decades,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “BorgWarner’s further investment in our Upstate is welcome news, and we are prepared to continue to support their growth right here in South Carolina.”

“Oconee County is extremely pleased that BorgWarner has chosen to grow their existing operations here as they have been a great manufacturer in our community for a number of years,” said Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council. “Seeing this type expansion occur proves that our local economy is ripe for business and our economic development strategies are paying off.”

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