Electrical Components International, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical distribution systems and control enclosure assemblies, will establish a global business and engineering solutions center in Southfield, Michigan. The $1.3 million project is expected to create 57 jobs.
With 25,000 employees and 37 manufacturing sites worldwide, ECI continues to grow and expand as the automotive industry shifts towards electric and connected vehicles.
“We are excited to strengthen our position in Michigan and be part of a thriving technology ecosystem of business and academic partnerships, focused on industry megatrends and driving innovation at an accelerating pace,” said Mike Balsei. , CEO of ECI.
The project is supported by a $760,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program. In addition, the Town of Southfield provided a property tax abatement in support of the project. Oakland County Economic Development, through Oakland County Michigan Works! program, was awarded a training assistance grant of $180,000.
“The Detroit area is thrilled that ECI is choosing Southfield for its new engineering and business solutions center, a decision that speaks to our region’s position as a premier location for enterprise operations,” said said Maureen Donohue Krauss, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP). . “Together with our public partners, we have pursued this project with enthusiasm by building a strong business case around the region’s world-class talent base. »
Founded in 1953, Electrical Components International (ECI) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical distribution systems, control enclosure assemblies and other critical engineering components for diverse markets. The company is the trusted partner of market leaders with over 500 customers.
“Oakland County is thrilled to welcome Electrical Components International (ECI) to Southfield, Michigan,” said Oakland County Economic Development Manager Ingrid Tighe. “This new research and business solutions center will bring well-paying jobs to the community and Oakland County is committed to ensuring that our highly skilled workforce is trained and ready for the jobs that ECI will bring to our community through a $180,000 Training Assistance Grant.”