Anca, Inc., a machine tool builder, recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting at their Wixom Facility. The company expanded their facility by 50%, adding a dedicated customer focus and training center, and doubling its machine demonstration area. The event is captured in the video below.
Anca, Inc., president, Russell Riddiford hosted representatives from the company's Melbourne, Austrailia headquarters, as well as many other visitors, including some local dignitaries.
*Schonscheck, Inc., also a Wixom company, was contracted for the expansion.
Ford Wixom Plant Property Sold
The former Ford Wixom Plant property has been sold to a new owner, Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP) of Solon, OH. ICP owns/has redeveloped other former automotive properties in multiple states, including here in Oakland County. They have indicated a desire to bring outstanding commercial and industrial uses forward for the property and we look forward to working together with ICP to transform this long vacant industrial space in Wixom.
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Video - Mayor Kevin W. Hinkley's Uber Interview With Fox 2 Detroit
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Posted to fox2detroit.com, January 12, 217
by Dave Spencer
WIXOM, Mich. (WJBK) - Uber has announced plans to open a new center in Wixom, surging to the forefront in the development of driverless technology.
"Let's face it, 25 years ago Wixom was Ford -- nothing wrong with that, but that's not where we're going to be 25 years from now," said Wixom Mayor Kevin W. Hinkley.
That starts with the announcement of Uber coming to town, and turning a building on Cartier Drive into an autonomous research and development center.
Hinkley is estimating the center would be an investment worth over $2 million.
That investment comes with 120 jobs.
But why Wixom? A tried and true real estate mantra -- location.
The mayor says that this is close to I-96 and three major universities and other automotive companies helps.
One of the primary reasons they chose their location is because a usable building is already there on Cartier Drive and they can move so quickly, they expect to be up and operational by March.
"It's going to attract more businesses to your community, especially small businesses," Hinkley said.
One of the goals of having driverless cars is to reduce prices for customers during peak times, when they often have a high demand for vehicles and charge surge prices.