TROY, Mich., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Behr America, a leading global
supplier of automotive engine-cooling and air-conditioning systems, has
completed a new $8.5-million, three-story office building on its North
American corporate campus in Troy, Michigan.
The second major expansion at Behr's Troy location in three years, the
69,000-square-foot building was constructed on a 2.3-acre site that is part
of Behr America's headquarters campus. The building will house nearly 270
Behr employees who currently occupy two leased buildings.
"Behr's commitment to investing and expanding in Michigan is creating
jobs for our workers and helping diversify our economy," said Michigan
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. "Behr is a great example of the types of
high-tech companies we are bringing to communities like Troy across the
The new facility will include offices, a customer interaction meeting
and exhibit area, and additional testing lab space. It more than doubles
the overall size of the five-year-old North American headquarters and
"The completion of this Troy campus expansion underlines our commitment
to Michigan and to our North American-based customers," says Frank Mueller,
president and CEO of Behr America.
Behr selected the Landry-Newman architectural firm of Birmingham,
Mich., to design the new facility. Landry-Newman also designed Behr's Troy
head quarters and technical center, which showcase a high-tech environment
in a natural setting. In 2003, Behr received a "Best of Troy" award from
the Troy Chamber of Commerce to recognize building projects that best
exemplify financial investment and aesthetic enhancement in the City of
Behr America has nearly 3,000 employees at facilities in Troy; Dayton,
Ohio; Charleston, S.C.; Fort Worth, Texas, and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany, is a systems partner for the
international automobile industry. A specialist in automotive
air-conditioning and engine-cooling systems, the Behr Group is one of the
world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of original equipment for
passenger and commercial vehicles. Group sales in the 2006 business year
were approximately $4.2 billion. Currently Behr employs about 18,600 people
at 17 development and 30 production sites, and an additional 13
joint-venture locations worldwide.
Additional information is available at www.behrgroup.com.
SOURCE Behr America