LER TechForce, a global leader in resident engineering and automotive engineering resources, will be expanding its engineering services and technician program in Pontiac, Michigan. The $8.4 million project is expected to create 220 jobs.
According to state officials, the transportation industry is seeing unprecedented demand for engineering services as automotive-related customers shift their offerings to include both electric and autonomous vehicle technologies. The company will move into a leased space where it will house onsite engineering resources with clients as well as outsourced engineering projects.
“Today’s projects reinforce Michigan’s position as the leader in advanced mobility and electric vehicle R&D and send a clear message that our state is a place where companies can find the opportunity and talent to succeed and grow,” said?Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board. “We are excited to work with these three companies to ensure their success in this great state and stand proudly alongside our local partners in Southeast Michigan to build a championship economy in Michigan.”
This project is being supported by a $1 million Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant.
“Companies that expand their footprint in Oakland County are finding success here,” said Oakland County Executive David Coulter. “They have access to a skilled workforce and a positive business environment. Financial incentives awarded to LER TechForce in Pontiac will help the engineering services company continue to grow and thrive. For our residents, it means 270 new jobs, and a commitment to train and employ veterans so they can transfer their military skills to a new career.”
LER TechForce has grown to over 350 engineers on staff or at customer locations. The company is backed by the engineering and consulting power of LHP Engineering Solutions, a global leader in functional safety consulting and implementation.