Auburn Hills, Mich. Aug. 29, 2022 — On Aug. 23, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approved incentives that would support Dana Thermal Products LLC, a subsidiary of Dana Inc, investing in a facility in Auburn Hills.
“I was proud to speak at the meeting and write a letter in support of this decision,” said state Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac). “This will help move Michigan forward, boost the state and Oakland County’s reputation as a manufacturing center, as well as a leader in the future of electrification and mobility. It provides new job opportunities for constituents in the area and grants a greener future and healthier economy to all Michiganders.”
Dana Inc. plans to lease a facility in the city of Auburn Hills to support a new battery cooling plate manufacturing operation. It is expected that the project will generate a total capital investment of $54.2 million and create 200 jobs. This is supported by a $2.5 million Michigan Business Development Program-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in the Southeast U.S. and Canada.
Dana Inc. employs over 40,000 people in 31 countries. It provides various thermal management technologies to global automakers, including battery cooling plates, cold plates and power electronics. It predicts that one of its largest opportunities to grow will be in the electrification market and is investing in becoming a leader in EV technologies as core customers and markets shift.
The city of Auburn Hills plans to offer staff time and assistance in support of the project. For information on careers with Dana Inc., go here.