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AGS Automotive Systems Expands Sterling Heights, Manufacturing Operations

Tier 1 auto supplier AGS Automotive Systems plans to expand its operations in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The $20 million project is expected to create 120 jobs.

The investment will include a 235,000-square-foot expansion which will grow existing assembly capacity and house new manufacturing capabilities.

“AGS Automotive Systems’ continued growth in Southeast Michigan underscores our state’s leadership in automotive manufacturing and future mobility, as well as the strength of our business climate and talented workforce,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Regional Prosperity Matt McCauley. “This project is a win for Sterling Heights and for the entire state. We are grateful to Governor Whitmer, legislators from both parties, and local officials for their continued support for our programs that help make announcements like today’s possible. We appreciate the efforts of our local partners in supporting this project and look forward to partnering with this longstanding company as it continues to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents.”

The project is supported by a $900,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the city of Sterling Heights has offered a 50-percent property tax abatement in support of the project.

“AGS Automotive Systems has continued to grow since it chose to establish U.S. operations in Macomb County,” noted Vicky Rowinski, director, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “As a recent recipient of a Macomb Business Award, we are proud to support their expansion and to see their ongoing efforts to attract and retain a skilled and talented local workforce.”

AGS Automotive Systems is a full-service auto supplier specializing in the manufacture and supply of complex high value-added automotive metal components, including ,in particular, bumper modules. The company supplies automotive OEMs and offers innovative solutions covering multi-material joining, lightweighting and high-performance coatings.

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