During the month of November, 2006, the AGS Bumper Assembly facility which had previously been located in a rented manufacturing facility in Troy, Michigan relocated to a company owned property in Sterling Heights, Michigan. AGS’s Sales and Engineering team also relocated to the Sterling Heights facility from Troy during December of 2006 following a major refresh of the offices in this facility.
The Sterling Heights facility, which is comprised of a 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility and a 25,000 square foot chrome plating facility, had formerly been used as a stamping and chrome plating plant, but had been mothballed since 2001 during the former AGS’s restructuring. The manufacturing facility is ideally suited for use as an assembly facility given its abundance of loading docks, its high ceilings and its open floor space. It is also located within minutes of DaimlerChrysler’s Warren truck facility, where some of the product assembled at Sterling is shipped on a just-in-time basis. The GMT 610 bumper is also assembled and shipped out of this location.
The restart of this facility was aided by financial assistance provided by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority.
AGS is currently also investigating the possibility of restarting some of the plant’s other processes, including stamping and chrome plating.
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