Tag: Michigan


Future Mobility, Sustainability Projects To Bring More Than 1,360 Jobs To Michigan

February 28, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of two projects in the future mobility and green energy sectors. Together, the Corning Incorporated and Lucid Motors projects will generate […]


Michigan Strategic Fund Helps Three Companies Create Nearly 1,000 Jobs

January 24, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Two foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in Detroit that build on Michigan’s leadership in future mobility and electrification, and a new flagship headquarters that will further strengthen the state’s supply chain network, have been approved for Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

The EV Industry: Charging Ahead

October 11, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Once a unique mode of transportation for the environmentally responsible, electric vehicles (EVs) are now a booming industry that is attracting attention and investment. More than 50 models of EVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are available on the […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, News

Nel Hydrogen Will Build $400M Gigafactory In Southeast Michigan

September 27, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Oslo, Norway-based Nel Hydrogen will invest $400 million to build a new automated gigafactory in Plymouth Charter Township, Michigan. The facility will create 517 jobs to produce green hydrogen using electrolyzer technology. The company announced the project in May, at […]


Toyota To Invest $47.7 Million At R&D Facility In Michigan

June 12, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Toyota North America has announced it is expanding its facility in York Township, Michigan, a project that is expected to generate a total capital investment of up to $47.7 million. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined for the announcement at Toyota’s […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Deputy Commerce Secretary Joins Michigan Lawmakers to Make the Case for the Bipartisan Innovation Act

May 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Michigan on Monday to meet with top Wolverine State lawmakers to discuss ways both to fix supply chains and jump start small and medium manufacturers. Graves, flanked by Sens. Gary Peters (D) […]


Russian Company Yandex Fires US-based Workers as Michigan Suspended Its Vehicle Licenses

March 29, 2022

Via: Tech Times

A Russian multi-billion dollar company, Yandex, laid off about two dozen US-based workers. The company reportedly had a small autonomous vehicle fleet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It said that the state suspended their vehicle licenses, but Michigan denied this. Yandex […]

Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

Michigan due to reopen manufacturing from coronavirus lockdown

May 11, 2020

Via: Reuters

Michigan, a major Midwest industrial powerhouse hard hit by both the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, is the latest of several states permitting the restart of assembly lines halted in mandatory business closures meant to contain the outbreak. But […]


Michigan, Tesla settle suit over direct vehicle sales

January 22, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc and the state of Michigan confirmed Wednesday they have resolved the company’s 2016 lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to allow the company to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Waymo gets $8 million grant to help expand operations in Michigan

January 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit said on Tuesday in a blog post that it received an $8 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that would be used to expand its operations in Michigan and boost the production […]

Design & Planning, Process

Ford set to invest $740mn in Michigan Central Station

August 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

As part of the plans to revamp the station, the car giants will make the building a campus of offices which would base 5,000 tech workers and software engineers. Although the initial plans were drawn up in June, the costs […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Subaru invests $2 million in American Center for Mobility

January 17, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — The American Center for Mobility secured $2 million in funding from Subaru of America Inc., the suburban Detroit autonomous vehicle testing site said on Tuesday at the Detroit auto show. Subaru joins AT&T, Toyota Motor Corp., Ford Motor […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Michigan panel to discuss future of underwater oil pipelines

December 11, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will discuss […]

Process, R & D

Toyoda Opens Technology Center in Michigan

May 4, 2017

Via: MFRTech

JTEKT Toyoda Americas celebrated the grand unveiling of its Great Lakes Technical Center April 19-20, 2017. Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and just under 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda’s Wixom, Michigan, tech center will […]

Logistics, Process

Denso to expand thermal operations in Michigan, create 125 jobs

July 14, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc., which makes automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, is expanding in Battle Creek, Mich. The Toyota-affiliated Japanese supplier plans to add new manufacturing capabilities at its Battle Creek plant to support additional sales with its […]

Logistics, Process

Mexican supplier Tremec to establish U.S. plant, headquarters in suburban Detroit

June 17, 2016

Via: Automotive News

A Mexico City-based automotive supplier plans to invest $54 million to establish a manufacturing plant and U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said Thursday. Tremec Corp., a unit of Kuo Group, plans to lease and equip […]

Logistics, Process

GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report says

May 31, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report. The Detroit Newsreported Thursday that an undisclosed amount of production in GM’s Silao, Mexico, plant will move to the Flint Assembly […]


Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver’s seat on autonomous vehicle legislation

May 2, 2016

Via: Automotive News

In 2013, Michigan legislators adopted the state’s first laws for driverless vehicles, allowing them to share the road with live motorists only while being tested. That legislation helped Michigan become an early leader in the race to build a self-driving […]

Design & Planning, Process

Toyota plans research hub for autonomous vehicles in Michigan

April 8, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Toyota’s in-house r&d division is setting up shop in Michigan. The Toyota Research Institute said Thursday that it will open an “autonomous vehicle research base” in Ann Arbor, Mich., in conjunction with the University of Michigan. It’s Toyota’s third such […]

Logistics, Process

Ohio supplier Stoneridge wins $1.4 million grant for HQ move to Michigan

March 24, 2016

Via: Automotive News

An Ohio-based auto supplier will move its headquarters and at least 70 employees to suburban Detroit with the help of a state incentive. Stoneridge Inc., which makes electrical and electronic vehicle components, on Tuesday received a $1.4 million performance grant […]