Dana Thermal Products, a subsidiary of Dana Incorporated, a global leader in thermal management technologies for the mobility industry, will establish a new battery cooling plate manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The $54.2 million project is expected to create 200 jobs by 2025.
The company plans to lease space in a 350,000 square foot building where it will manufacture battery cooling plates designed to extract heat from lithium-ion battery cells, according to state officials. Production is expected to start in early 2023.
“Today’s Michigan Strategic Fund approvals will create and retain 672 well-paying jobs and invest $153 million in Auburn Hills, Lansing and Detroit,” Governor Whitmer said. “These projects will build on our manufacturing heritage and advance our leadership in mobility and electrification. Together, we will help each other continue to drive growth in Michigan by funding economic development projects, investing in our communities, creating jobs for our residents, and advancing initiatives that create long-term opportunity throughout. the state. I will work with anyone to keep getting things done and growing our economy.
Dana provides various thermal management technologies including battery cooling plates, cold plates and power electronics cooling to global automotive manufacturers.
“The $44 million investment in electric vehicle battery production is great news for the highly skilled workers who can fill these new jobs,” added Oakland County Executive David Coulter. “It’s also a boost to Michigan and Oakland County’s reputation for advanced manufacturing.”
The company sees one of its biggest growth opportunities being in the electrification market and is investing to position itself as a leader in EV technologies as key customers and markets make the switch, officials say. of State.