11 May 2015

Indian Supplier Expands In Southwest Detroit

By CBS Detroit

Indian Supplier Expands In Southwest Detroit
Article by Jeff Gilbert of CBS Detroit.

DETROIT — (WWJ) Auto supplier Sakthi Automotive is expanding its facilities in Southwest Detroit, bringing in work from China, while also finding a new use for an historic building.

“They are manufacturing jobs that Detroiters can be trained for and can get immediately,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “They are good paying jobs. And, we’ve saved another historic building in this city.”

That historic building is the former Southwestern High School, which will be renovated to serve as a training center, and an aluminum foundry. The parts build there will be sent to GM and Ford plants. These are parts that had been imported from China.

“Today, I think America is probably the best place to start manufacturing, globally,” said Sakthi CEO Lalit Verma.

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