Water Valley expansion, new jobs announced

By The Associated Press

WATER VALLEY — BorgWarner, a global powertrain supplier, will expand its facility in Water Valley to produce a new generation of transmission control solenoids, which are known as mini direct-acting solenoids.

The expansion, which involves new equipment and the construction of a new clean room, is a multi-million dollar company investment and will create 67 new jobs.

The expansion is BorgWarner’s second within a year. In 2010, the Water Valley operation added a mini direct-acting solenoids to its production lineup. For that expansion, BorgWarner created 120 new jobs, bringing its work force to more than 420 workers.

Mississippi Development Authority worked with company and local officials to help facilitate the project.

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications worldwide.