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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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Eberspaecher's Wixom Manufacturing Facility Recognized by GM
Posted to www.todaystrucking.com November 21, 2017
WIXOM, MI – Eberspaecher’s North America says it’s poised for growth while celebrating its General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2016.
The exhaust technology business was recently given the award for the 2016 calendar year. The recognition was for the Wixom manufacturing facility for achieving what the company calls a very stringent set of quality performance criteria set by GM, and for its support of the GM organization.
While announcing the award, the company said its Michigan facility is set to launch 10 new products over the next year, expanding and diversifying its market share.
The company says the planned launches will include traditional systems as well as systems with new product technology including an active exhaust-gas recirculation valve, which will enable lean engine calibration strategy for light diesel customers.
Greg Sibley, president of Eberspaecher, Americas, said he was excited about the growth potential in the next three to five years, saying the company’s strong balance sheet would be a catalyst for even more growth.
He said the Wixom plant was a great example of the potential for growth, noting that the reconfiguration of the plant to accommodate the light vehicle marketplace positions them to better support their customers.
Eberspaecher North America now employs about 1,400 associates in four locations, including two plants in Michigan.