AGC Automotive Americas is relocating its North American headquarters from Hebron, Ky., to Farmington Hills, Mich. The move will have “no immediate impacts on AGC-automotive glass replacement (AGR),” according to a company statement.
“The AGR business will remain headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio, area,” according to the statement. “However, this move will centrally locate some key functions that we interface with as an AGR group.”
The decision to relocate the offices was based on several factors, including proximity to major customers; consolidation of the Livonia, Mich., sales and program management office; and proximity to the R&D facility in Ypsilanti, Mich., according to the company’s statement.
The Hebron, Ky., office has approximately 50 associates covering a gamut of roles from clerical, technical, managerial and executive.
“Most Hebron associates were offered the opportunity to remain with the AGC team,” according to the statement. “Approximately, a third of our associates will remain with the team.”
The employee relocations will begin in April 2016 and be completed by year end.
The new headquarters is expected to be fully operation by mid-2016.