“They’re being hired right now,” says Doug Swick, president of Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology. “We’re well into the hiring phase.”
The Novi-based company has filled a majority of those 100 new positions in Brighton. It has also hired 125 people at its Novi facility in the last two months. The global Tier 1 automotive manufacturer is sinking $122 million into expanding its Metro Detroit operations. The investment is expected to create 545 jobs over the next five years.
The company specializes in the development and manufacturing of exhaust systems. It is currently working to expand its Brighton operations, tripling the square footage to 110,000, as part of an expansion brokered by the Michigan Economic Development Corp and Ann Arbor SPARK.
“It will be a one-stop shop for commercial vehicle exhaust design,” Swick says.
Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology is also evaluating potential locations for a new manufacturing facility in Michigan. Swick expects his firm to make that determination within the next 60-90 days.
“We are also looking at consolidating two facilities into one facility in Michigan,” Swick says.
Source: Doug Swick, president of Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology
Writer: Jon Zemke