With support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, DCS Corporation, a provider of engineering and technical support services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other national security customers, is establishing a new Ground Vehicle R&D Center of Excellence in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The project is expected to create 92 jobs.
The new facility will house specialized laboratories, high bay space, and additional fabrication and machining capabilities. The company currently has approximately 215 employees in Michigan.
“DCS is excited to build upon our more than three decades of innovative support to the Army TACOM and GVSC,” said DCS CEO Jim Benbow. “I have tremendous confidence that our growing cadre of engineers and scientists operating from this incredible new facility will continue this time-tested partnership in further advancing the state-of-the-art in ground vehicle technologies. We are grateful for the support we received from Governor Whitmer, the State of Michigan and the city of Sterling Heights in establishing this new facility.”
The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $4.3 million with the support of a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The city of Sterling Heights is prepared to offer marketing and recruitment assistance in support of the project.
“Congratulations to the team at DCS on your growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our talented workforce and R&D expertise here in Michigan,”?said?Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board.?“We’re pleased to work with our local partners to bring these high-wage jobs to the area, and we look forward to working with DCS as it continues to grow?in Michigan.”?
Established in 1977, DCS Corporation creates innovative technology solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning; human systems engineering, modeling, and simulation; and mission planning.
“Another anchor for Macomb County's mighty defense corridor is planted and we could not be more pleased,” said Vicky Rowinski, director of Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “This expansion is a testament to our region's capabilities and expertise in creating technologies and tools that advance national security. We are proud that DCS Corporation made the decision to invest in our community and thrilled that new, high-paying jobs will be created for our residents.”