State aid OK’d for BorgWarner project in Cadillac

AUBURN HILLS—BorgWarner Thermal Systems, a unit of the Auburn Hills transportation supplier BorgWarner, has been awarded a $225,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

The grant will support an $11.2 million investment and the creation of 30 jobs in the launch of a new high-voltage coolant heater at the BorgWarner plant in Cadillac, pictured above.

“I want to thank BorgWarner leadership for their continued investment in this plant and our people, as well as the MEDC and city of Cadillac for their support in growing our community,” said Hari Kumar, Cadillac plant manager. “The Cadillac plant has more than 75 years of rich, automotive history and I am excited and honored to lead the team into the electrification era with the launch of our new high-voltage coolant heaters.”

BorgWarner Cadillac will manufacture advanced HVCH systems that will be used to manage cabin and battery temperatures, critical for vehicle efficiency in hybrid and pure electric vehicles.

“Congratulations to the team at BorgWarner on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our incredible talent and competitive business climate here in Michigan,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and president and chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Michigan was selected for the project after a competitive evaluation of alternative locations in the United States. The project reinforces Michigan’s leadership position in advanced manufacturing and will further boost the state’s efforts to position itself as the global leader in the future of mobility and vehicle electrification.

BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) employs 50,000 people worldwide at 96 locations in 22 countries. About 1,300 of those employees are in Michigan. More at

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