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New Plant Manager Coming To BorgWarner


By Jack Gurner

WATER VALLEY – Ray Robertson will take the helm of the local Borg-Warner manufacturing facility effective this Friday, August 15.
Robertson, who joined BorgWarner in May 2008, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business from Purdue University.
He was the Senior Area Manager in the Transmission Systems plant at Bellwood, Illinois until 2012 when he moved to the company’s Emis-sions Systems facility in Dixon, Illinois as a Product Line Manager.
Before joining Borg-Warner, Robertson spent four years as a Plant Manager for T & WA Inc. at locations in Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee.
The new facility manager will take over operations as BorgWarner expands operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company’s advanced transmission solutions.
The expansion, which was announced just last month, reportedly represents a company investment of $43 million and will create 158 new jobs.
Advanced transmission solutions produced at the Water Valley facility are helping North American automakers improve fuel economy and shift feel, resulting in the growing need for the technologies. This includes increased production of the company’s Eco-LaunchTM solenoid valve, which helps deliver improved fuel economy and performance at a significantly lower cost than alternative systems, as well as other product lines.
BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries.

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