BorgWarner Thermal Systems, a manufacturer of thermal technology for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Cadillac, Michigan. The $11.2 million project is expected to create roughly 30 jobs.
According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the expansion is being supported with a $225,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
“I want to thank BorgWarner leadership for their continued investment in this plant and our people, as well as the MEDC and city of Cadillac for their support in growing our community,” said Hari Kumar, plant manager of BorgWarner’s Cadillac facility. “The Cadillac plant has more than 75 years of rich, automotive history and I am excited and honored to lead the team into the electrification era with the launch of our new high-voltage coolant heaters.”
The city of Cadillac has offered to support the project with permitting assistance. The city of Cadillac is certified with MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program.
“This investment by BorgWarner will create 30 good-paying?jobs in Northern Michigan as we work to grow the state’s economy, create good-paying jobs, and build the industries of the future,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.?“This expansion reinforces?our?reputation as a leader in?the future of mobility?and electrification.?We’re excited to celebrate BorgWarner’s expansion in Cadillac and look forward to working together to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents in the future.”
BorgWarner Thermal Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Auburn Hills-based BorgWarner, specializes in thermal management technology for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The company’s most recent technology is the high-voltage coolant heater used in electric vehicles. BorgWarner currently has approximately 1,300 employees in Michigan.
“Congratulations to the team at BorgWarner on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our incredible talent and competitive business climate here in Michigan,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “We’re pleased to work with our local partners to support BorgWarner’s investment in Cadillac, reinforcing Michigan’s position as the leader in electric vehicle manufacturing.”
State officials reported BorgWarner is growing its EV business and plans to manufacture advanced high-voltage coolant heater systems that will be used to manage cabin and battery temperatures, critical for vehicle efficiency in hybrid and pure electric vehicles.