Thursday, September 30, 2021

New business is welcomed

Canton Township has been named the new home to AGP E-Glass Co., a subsidiary of AGP Group, a Belgium-based manufacturer of glass products for the automotive, marine and security markets. 

AGP provides high-tech glazing solutions for more than 20 automotive brands that are shaping the future of mobility through electrification and autonomous driving.

AGP E-Glass will be establishing a North American Tech Center in Canton, where the company will develop and exhibit the latest technologies for clients, partners, suppliers and university officials to see the products in use.

"We are thrilled that AGP chose Canton for their Tech Center," said Canton Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak. "As we know, the auto industry is steadily moving toward electrification, connectivity, shared mobility and autonomous driving. Canton is happy to welcome AGP to the community and fully support future growth and investment in the mobility and electric vehicle sector."

The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $11-$15 million and create 71 high-wage jobs. The company has been awarded a $550,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support this expansion in Canton. Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in California and North and South Carolina.