Shelby Township is located in the Metro Detroit region of Southeast Michigan. This community has a wide range of businesses and occupations, ranging from manufacturing to retail stores. BorgWarner is one of Shelby Township's biggest employers, specializing in vehicle component manufacturing.
The Shelby Automotive Plant was founded by General Motors (GM) on July 15th, 1970, with a $50 million initial investment that generated 400 new employment for the area. Since then, this plant has been expanded several times and currently employs over 2,000 people.
General Motors Technical Center
The GM Tech Center is a major and vital GM facility. It has more than 100 structures totaling 22 million square feet, with over 19,000 engineers and other employees. Eero Saarinen was the architect of the GM Tech Center, which opened in 1956 and was inspired by St. Louis' famous Gateway Arch. This site is also a historic landmark.
Tyson Foods Inc.
Tyson Foods Inc. is a corporation based in Shelby Township that was founded in 1935. This firm handles and distributes meat-based products such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb to food businesses worldwide. Tyson Foods Inc. has about 2,000 employees worldwide, and 1,300 of those are based in Michigan near the Metro Detroit area.
This is a family-owned firm that has been in operation since 1960. They specialize in the repair and restoration of vintage, antique, exotic, and special cars. They provide various services such as engine rebuilding, transmission service/repair, custom vehicle fabrication, chassis repairs & customization, cosmetic & paintwork, and upholstery installation.
Several other important enterprises and industries contribute to the growth and success of this community, including:
- Both Michigan State University (MSU) and Oakland Community College (OCC) have campuses in Shelby Township, where they provide degree programs, certificates, and job training courses to area residents.
- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
- Pyramid Tool & Supply Company
- Aisin Automotive
- Harman Becker Automotive Systems
- PPG Industries
- Bosch Rexroth (a major supplier for BorgWarner)
Many organizations, industries, educational institutions, and employment possibilities have made Shelby Township an ideal place to live, work, and play.