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Samsung SDI America Expands Auburn Hills, Michigan, Operations

Samsung SDI America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for the auto industry, will expand two production facilities in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The $41 million project is expected to create 368 jobs.

The company will double manufacturing capacity to meet customer needs in the automotive sector, making production line expansions, improvements to employee wellbeing facilities, and IT upgrades.

“Samsung SDI America is proud to be expanding our facility in Auburn Hills,” said Samsung SDI America General Counsel and Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs Joe Pittel. “We are grateful to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and our government partners in Auburn Hills and Oakland County for their support, which makes this expansion possible. This expansion plan, critical to our operations, will allow us to better support our customers, and will result in hundreds of new jobs for those eager to take part in the electrification revolution. We are proud of the Michiganders we employ and are thrilled to be playing a small part in Michigan’s bright future.”

The project is being supported by a $5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition the city of Auburn Hills has offered marketing assistance in support of the project and Oakland County Michigan Works! has pledged significant support for training and workforce development.

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