(CBS DETROIT) â Michigan continues to prepare for the future of electric vehicles.
On Tuesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Quebec-based FLO, which is a North American leader in electric vehicle charging, is opening a new electric vehicle charger manufacturing plant in Auburn Hills.
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This is the company’s very first US manufacturing facility.
The $3 million investment in Auburn Hills is expected to create 133 jobs in Oakland County, according to the governor’s office.
“We are proud to welcome FLO to Michigan and their first-ever manufacturing facility in the United States,” said Whitmer. âAs we seek to grow our economy, invest in our workforce and create well-paying jobs, we know how important it is to lead the transition to electric vehicles.
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âFLO’s presence in Oakland County builds on our tradition of automotive manufacturing with an eye toward our electrified future. This announcement is the latest in a series of recent major investments in Michigan’s economy, and I couldn’t be prouder that the world’s manufacturing leaders know Michigan is the place to be.
According to a press release, FLO will receive an $800,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant for the project.
The company plans to produce more than 250,000 EV chargers and create 730 direct, indirect and induced jobs by 2028.
“The opening of this facility in the United States marks a new chapter in FLO’s efforts to support the adoption of electric vehicles in North America,” said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of FLO. “Our team brings over a decade of experience at all levels of the electric vehicle charging industry to the US market. From manufacture and installation to charger maintenance, we are part of the charging process every step of the way. We look forward to getting to work here in Michigan and continuing our mission to fight climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
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