BorgWarner to expand at Water Valley

By The Associated Press

WATER VALLEY — Auto parts maker BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems has announced it will expand its operation in Water Valley, adding 120 new jobs by the end of 2012.

Currently, the facility employs 300 workers.

John Sanderson, president and general manager of BorgWarner Drivetrain, says the company will introduce a new generation of transmission controls, known as mini direct-acting solenoids, to the production lineup at Water Valley facility.

He says the company expects to add two new production lines to the facility over the next three years.

In addition, BorgWarner plans to continue supplying Chrysler LLC and General Motors with transmission solenoids and control modules already produced at the facility.

BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems is part of BorgWarner Inc. of Auburn Hills, Mich.