Behr America Completes Headquarters in Metro Detroit

    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
 state."
     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
 technical center.
     "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
 Troy.
     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

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