HTI Cybernetics expanding in Sterling Heights, investing $20.6 million

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

•Project creates 100 high-tech manufacturing jobs •Long-term employer continues to invest in Sterling Heights •Development underscores strength of Michigan’s leadership in high-tech manufacturing

LANSING, Mich. – HTI Cybernetics, Inc., a provider of automated and robotic welding systems, is expanding its manufacturing and headquarters operations in Sterling Heights with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

The project is expected to generate total private investment of $20.6 million and create 100 jobs over five years. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Mexico and Canada.

“HTI is a longstanding employer in Sterling Heights, and the company’s decision to expand there rather than Mexico or Canada means good jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s high-tech manufacturing talent,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF.

“We’re pleased to work with our local partners and support this investment, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to develop automated welding solutions,” Mason said.

HTI Cybernetics, Inc. provides automated and robotic welding systems, assembly solutions and operator ergonomic devices. HTI is experiencing continued growth and plans to expand its manufacturing and headquarters operations at a new facility in the city of Sterling Heights, where the company will also focus on research and development to produce new critical technology. The project is expected to generate total private investment of $20.6 million and create 100 jobs, resulting in a $600,0000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. 

“HTI is committed to the success of our business, and as part of this commitment I am pleased to announce our largest ever building acquisition that will allow us to support future expansion.  With this being a brand new building, we are designing the space to improve our organizational efficiency, create a more collaborative environment between cross-functional teams, and optimize the customer experience,” said HTI Cybernetics Vice President and CFO Joe Keppler. “This is yet another great milestone in HTI’s history and will be one that has an impact for many years into the future as we continue to call Sterling Heights our home.”

The city of Sterling Heights has offered a 50-percent property tax abatement in support of the project. Individuals interested in careers with HTI should visit

“I am very excited that HTI Cybernetics will continue to call Sterling Heights home. HTI has been in our city for decades, expanding and hiring new employees on many occasions, and we have always been there to partner with them each time,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “We can’t wait to assist them on this significant manufacturing headquarters project.”

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