TG Fluid Systems USA Corp., a subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., is expanding its operations in Brighton, Mich.
The fuel systems supplier plans to invest $12.9 million toward the expansion of its plant.
The project is expected to create 36 jobs and is supported by a Michigan Strategic Fund performance-based grant of $150,000, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said in a news release.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is also reviewing a grant to repair local roadways necessary for the completion of the project.
Troy, Mich.-based Toyoda Gosei North America acquired the Brighton fluid business in 2000 from now defunct Eagle Picher Automotive.
Toyoda Gosei is also expanding its North American headquarters in Troy. The parent to TG Fluid announced in June it plans to invest $8 million and create 50 jobs. That project is supported by a $250,000 performance-based grant from the state.
The companies' Japanese parent Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has been in hot water with federal regulators over its role in an international price-fixing scandal. Toyoda Gosei pleaded guilty in September for conspiring to fix prices on airbags, steering wheels and automotive hoses and agreed to pay a $26 million fine, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Justice Department has assessed $2.4 billion in fines on 32 auto parts suppliers and charged 46 individuals, nearly all of them Japanese, in the largest antitrust prosecution in U.S. history. Among companies that have settled with are Autoliv Inc., G.S Electech, Tokai Rika Co., Nippon Seiki, Fujikura, Furukawa Electric Co. and Yazaki Corp.