Valiant International expanding, creating 200 jobs in Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Valiant International will invest about $33 million and create 223 jobs over the next three years in Oakland County. The skilled-trade positions are expected to pay about $47 per hour. The Canadian manufacturer of automated systems and tooling has purchased a 190,000-square-foot facility in Auburn Hills.

The new facility will be dedicated to manufacturing vehicle bodies excluding welded parts. Valiant will also move about 100 employees from a sales and engineering office and establish a skilled-trade training site for apprentices to learn machine operating, welding and other metal-working skills.

The Michigan Strategic Fund board approved a performance-based grant for Valiant’s project, and the City of Auburn Hills will provide an eight-year property tax abatement.

According to its website, Valiant provides full-service, turn-key automated production systems and tooling for an array of industries globally. Founded in 1959, the company employs about 1,400 people in 23 facilities across 14 countries.

Source: dbusiness

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