Auto supplier plans $42.7 South Carolina site expansion to accommodate EV production

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, BorgWarner is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, with 52,000 employees at 92 locations in 24 countries.

“Oconee County couldn’t be more excited and pleased that BorgWarner has selected their Seneca facility for this major investment,” Oconee County District 3 Councilman Don Mize. “BorgWarner is one of our premier advanced manufacturers, and their past and current commitments to grow and invest in our community over the past 25 years is very much appreciated.

“Their expansion is a testimonial to the business climate and workforce afforded by an Oconee County location and demonstrates why Oconee County is truly top shelf for business.”

The company will upfit its current facility at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca to support new electric vehicle (EV) business as part of its “Charging Forward” initiative. The additional space will allow the company to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity of EV battery systems in North America to support growing customer demand in the region.

The expansion is expected to be complete in 2024.

”BorgWarner is pleased to continue to invest in South Carolina and Oconee County, creating more jobs in the community while expanding our manufacturing and production footprint to support exciting new technologies. We appreciate the collaboration of the state and county in this exciting venture,” said Frédéric Lissalde, BorgWarner President and CEO.

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