About 554 jobs will be created by Novi-based Eberspaecher, a manufacturer of exhaust system technology as part of a “significant” $122 million investment, according to an announcement on the city’s Facebook page.
About 100 of the new jobs will be in Brighton, and the remainder will be elsewhere in Michigan, the company said.
In Brighton, the company will nearly triple the size of its current 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, where exhaust systems and catalytic converters are manufactured. In the future, the company anticipates adding other product lines.
“We are pleased to announce that now is the right time for us to make this significant commitment to Michigan. We see the value in growing our presence here and now more than ever have the capacity to do so,” said Doug Swick, president of Eberspaecher Exhaust Technologies of the Americas. “We are truly excited to move forward with this strategic investment. These actions result from our demonstrated strength in the domestic market coupled with the skill base we currently experience in the Michigan community for the future.”
“Partnering with the state of Michigan on this exciting expansion has helped us gain momentum and was instrumental in solidifying our critical decision to invest here,” said Scott Trujillo, Vice President of finance for Eberspaecher Exhaust Technologies of the Americas.”
In addition to support from the state government, Ann Arbor SPARK, an organization dedicated to economic prosperity and development in the greater Ann Arbor region, has also helped bring Eberspaecher’s expansion to fruition.
"Eberspaecher's continued growth in Brighton shows that this region can meet the needs of a global manufacturing business," said Paul Krutko, President/CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK. "The company's aggressive hiring plans highlight a key asset that this region offers: Talent. Not only do we have more skilled and engineering talent than anywhere in the world, we have a diverse talent pool that can fill a range of positions, from programming to sales to management."