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Germany-Based American Rheinmetall Vehicles Opens Sterling Heights, Michigan, North American Headquarters

A Germany-based military vehicle supplier, American Rheinmetall Vehicles, a leading developer of tactical wheeled and tracked combat vehicles and systems, opened its new North American headquarters in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The project is expected to create up to 150 jobs in the next three years.

The 46,669 square-foot-facility includes an extensive, state-of-the art digital engineering, prototyping and system integration lab. The location will bolster the company’s ongoing design and development work including for its next-generation infantry fighting vehicle the Lynx OMFV, and other programs supporting the U.S. Army’s highest vehicle modernization priorities.

“We’re very grateful for all that MEDC has done to support our effort to grow our business here in Michigan. This new facility allows us a growth path that positions us to increase critical capacity and competition in the combat vehicle defense industrial base in Michigan and the U.S. as a whole,” stated Matt Warnick, Managing Director for American Rheinmetall Vehicles.

American Rheinmetall Vehicles, LLC is a part of Rheinmetall's Vehicle Systems division and not only specializes in the development of combat vehicle platforms that provide next-generation products to the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies, but also brings the global group’s portfolio of vehicle systems to the U.S. market.

“Congratulations to the team at American Rheinmetall Vehicles on your growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in Michigan’s talented workforce and advanced manufacturing expertise,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board.?“We are pleased to work with our local partners to bring these high-wage jobs to the area, and we look forward to working with American Rheinmetall Vehicles as it continues to grow?in Michigan.”?

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