Turbocharged Growth

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

The three-story, 46,555 sq. ft. office addition and parking lot expansion at BorgWarner’s Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) is now complete!  This facility, located at 3800 Automation Avenue, is a real showstopper.

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From left to right – Robin Kendrick, BorgWarner President and General Manager – Transmission Systems; US Senator, Debbie Stabenow; Auburn Hills Mayor, Kevin McDaniel; Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson and BorgWarner Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Thomas.

Last week, we celebrated this latest expansion of BorgWarner in Auburn Hills.  I say latest because this expansion comes on the heels of their new $1.6 million high-tech garage, which was completed in 2014.  The expanded tech center includes a friction material testing lab, a torque transfer testing lab, new office space as well as a wellness center and a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.

The event was attended by local officials and even Senator Debbie Stabenow joined the celebration.

Guests were invited into BorgWarner's high-tech garage after the tree planing ceremony.
Guests were welcomed into BorgWarner’s high-tech garage after the tree planting ceremony.

BorgWarner moved its headquarters from Chicago to Auburn Hills in 2005 and has been a great company to work with.  They have received numerous awards for their accomplishments in their field.  We look forward to watching their continued growth and their innovation in powertrain systems.