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Bridgewater Interiors Increases Operations at Detroit and Delta Township, Michigan, Plants

Bridgewater Interiors, an automotive seating manufacturing company, plans to increase operational capacity primarily at plants Detroit and Delta Township, Michigan.

The company is a joint venture between Adient and Epsilon Technologies. In 1998, Bridgewater was founded with one facility in Detroit. The company’s Michigan plants, with more than 1,800 total employees, are now found in Detroit, Warren, and Lansing.

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Tier one auto supplier Bridgewater is expecting increased demand from several key customers Their expansion project, which resulted in a $2 million Michigan Business Development Program grant, is expected to generate a total private investment of approximately $15 million and create up to 400 jobs.

MEDC officials said the project aligns with its strategic focus of supporting a business in the target industry of mobility and auto manufacturing. In addition, a majority of the jobs created as a result of the project will be entry-level positions, bringing new opportunities to area residents and offering a path to higher-wage jobs.

“Founded in Michigan over 20 years ago, Bridgewater Interiors is pleased to have the opportunity to continue its business growth across the state with this important and extensive project,” said Bridgewater President and CEO Ron Hall. “We highly value our relationship with MEDC, and this collaboration will again enable us to bring good-paying jobs and economic opportunities to many Michiganders.”

In another incentive Delta Township has offered staff time and resources in support of the project.

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