BorgWarner announced Monday that it will expand its operations, which will create 100 new jobs, according to WTVA. BorgWarner is a manufacturing plant in Water Valley, Mississippi.
The company added 120 jobs in 2010 and 67 in 2011. Then, in 2012, the company added 50 new jobs. With this announcement, the company said 158 new jobs would be added to the location when it invests $43 million to expand its facility.
“It will allow us to continue to be the market leader in the products that we offer to the transmission businesses,” said Robin Kendrick, the Transmission Systems President and General Manager for BorgWarner, according to WTVA.
The company manufactures all-wheel drive systems, turbochargers, transmissions, cooling systems and other engine parts.
With the latest expansion, the company will bring its employee total to more than 500 people.
“This is one of the more advanced manufacturing facilities in the nation with those number of employees,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, according to WTVA. “It’s a pretty remarkable feat for Water Valley and Yalobusha County.”
The mayor of Water Valley, Larry Hart, said that the quality of the city, county and state workforce is on display each time the company decides to expand.
“I’ve always said the BorgWarner is made up of its people, and for years we’ve had a good workforce for BorgWarner,” Hart said.
The new jobs at the manufacturing location will pay an average salary of $35,000 per year.BorgWarner Expanding Water Valley Plant and Adding 158 New Jobs by Jim Vassallo