What’s Happening in Right to Work Michigan?

Businesses are always investing in Michigan as a result of its Right to Work laws. And these businesses are evidence of that! Two of the most recent expansions in the state are coming form BorgWarner Thermal Systems and Extruded Aluminum. Meanwhile, Wireless Car is adding a new location.

Read on in order to learn more about each investment!

BorgWarner Thermal Systems:

BorgWarner Thermal Systems is investing $11.2 million in order to expand in Right to Work Cadillac, Michigan. This will also create 30 new jobs.

“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. […] The Cadillac plant has more than 75 years of rich, automotive history. I am excited and honored to lead the team into the electrification era with the launch of our new high-voltage coolant heaters.” […]

“This investment by BorgWarner will create 30 good-paying jobs in Northern Michigan as we work to grow the state’s economy, create good-paying jobs, and build the industries of the future. […] This expansion reinforces our reputation as a leader in the future of mobility and electrification. We’re excited to celebrate BorgWarner’s expansion in Cadillac and look forward to working together to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents in the future.” […]

“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. […] We’re pleased to work with our local partners to support BorgWarner’s investment in Cadillac[…].”


Wireless Car:

WirelessCar is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Southfield, Michigan. This will also create 40 new jobs for the area!

“OEMs today are navigating the challenge-filled transition to software-defined vehicles, whether the requirement is to build an automotive business intelligence cloud or to upfit an existing vehicle lineup with new services. […] Detroit provides the right environment for WirelessCar to work closely with our OEMs and stakeholders to align on business goals and quickly adjust to automakers’ specific requirements, leveraging the full value of digital services across the entire spectrum of in-car connectivity.”


Extruded Aluminum:

Extruded Aluminum Corporation is investing $30.4 million in order to expand in Right to Work Ionia County, Michigan. This will also create 38 new jobs!

“As the market for extruded aluminum products continues to grow, we have to increase our production capacity to meet our clients’ needs. […] Our company has a long history in the Otisco Township community and continuing to grow our presence here is something we’re excited to be able to do.” […]

“Congratulations to the team at Extruded Aluminum on your continued growth and success. We appreciate your continued vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce, and look forward to working with you to continue to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents. […] We’re proud to join The Right Place and our other local partners as we send the message that we are working to build a championship economy in West Michigan.” […]

“Extruded Aluminum Corporation has been a long-standing facet of the Belding business community and contributes substantially to the area’s economic health. […] West Michigan offers an ideal environment for businesses to thrive, and EAC’s choice to continue growing here after more than three decades of operating in the region further proves that notion.”


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