The Paslin Company, a provider of robotic assembly lines for Tier 1 suppliers and OEM auto companies, is expanding in Warren, Michigan.
The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $45 million and create 200 new jobs over a three-year period, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
“Paslin’s continued expansion in Michigan means good jobs for our residents and further solidifies our state’s continued leadership in driving future transportation solutions,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction agency, responsible for enabling long-term economic opportunity for all Michiganders.
“We’re pleased to work with our local partners and support this investment, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow and add jobs in Michigan,” Mason said.
The company is a design and build organization that provides customized integrated robotic assembly lines for Tier 1 suppliers and OEM automotive companies. Paslin has recently received a contract with electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian to supply vehicle assembly systems and battery frame assembly systems for the automaker’s highly anticipated electric vehicle. As a result of the contract, Paslin plans to make significant investments into electric vehicle-specific machinery and equipment.
Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant in support of the project as an incentive. Michigan was chosen for the project due to the unique availability of skilled human capital necessary to design and build the Rivian systems. In addition, the city of Warren has offered a combination of expedited permitting, a video and a job fair in support of the project.
“We are very pleased that Rivian has chosen Paslin, and Macomb County, for this important and exciting project,” said Vicky Rad, Director, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “This region’s talented workforce and our history of design and innovation will surely be an asset to them as they move forward with the production of their new electric vehicle.”