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Brose New Boston hosting job fair Jan. 27

Image: Brose New Boston

Brose New Boston is hosting an onsite job fair Jan. 27 at their plant, 23400 Bell Road.

The job fair will run from noon to 4 p.m.

The automotive supplier is looking for professionals, technicians and operators.

For more information on available positions, go to brose.com/jobs-us or email nbo.careers@brose.com.

–Posted by Scott Bolthouse 

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Dangerous cold to stick around through the new year

 

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Get used to the arctic chill that has settled into the region.

Forecasters are saying the deep freeze will last through the new year, with temperatures barely budging over the next week.

Actual temperatures will remain in the teens during the day and will dip to near zero degrees at night.

Wind chills will remain at below zero degrees through next week, as well.

The Michigan State Police released information to the public regarding how to stay safe during extreme cold:

  • Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear, such as hats, mittens, gloves, scarf and a warm coat.
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. Take breaks frequently.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
  • Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
  • Weatherproof doors and windows to trap heat inside your home.
  • Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
  • Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, in your kit in case you become stranded.

Expect snow during Monday evening’s rush hour commute

Photo/Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

So far, it looks like Mother Nature is easing us into the winter season.

Snow will move into the region this afternoon and will increase in intensity right in time for the Monday evening rush hour commute.

According to the National Weather Service in Detroit, light snow will spread into southeast Michigan late this morning and into early afternoon with only light accumulations through about 4 p.m.

After 4 p.m., snowfall will increase in intensity, and a general one to three inches of snow will fall into the evening hours.

Motorists are advised to use caution this evening and to plan ahead.

Snow will then taper off by early Tuesday morning.

Source: US National Weather Service Detroit

1 to 3 inches of snow expected this weekend

Downtown New Boston on a snowy day. (Huron Hub file photo)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The first measurable snow is expected to fall this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit.

Snow is expected to begin Friday after midnight and continue through Saturday afternoon.

About 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is possible across southeast Michigan.

The weather service says exact timing and total accumulation is unknown as the precise track of the low pressure system is still up-in-the-air.

Let’s hear your thoughts: are you ready for the white fluffy stuff? Give us your feedback in the comments section of this article or on our Facebook page.

Detroit Metro Airport to hold Dec. 7 informational meeting about 2019 runway, taxiway reconstruction

Photo/Wayne County Airport Authority

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is inviting the community to attend a Dec. 7 public information meeting to learn about the 2019 reconstruction of Runway 3L-21R and its associated taxiways.

The meeting will be held at Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus–Ray Mix Room, 21000 Northline Road in Taylor from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the project by viewing informative displays and speaking with airport staff members and their design team. Reconstruction of Runway 3L-21R and the surrounding taxiways is necessary because they are approaching the end of their useful life.

“We are conducting this informational session because we want to make sure our neighbors are aware of major construction projects at Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said Airport Authority CEO Joseph Nardone.

The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 and wrap up by winter 2020.

Source: Wayne County Airport Authority

 

Michigan Strategic Fund grants Brose New Boston, Inc. an additional $2.7 million to support new products, programs

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The Michigan Strategic Fund announced Tuesday that they have authorized automotive supplier Brose New Boston, Inc. a $2.7 million increase of a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

The grant total adds up to $6.95 million and will be used to support new products, programs, and an additional 300 jobs over the next five years.

Grant funds will also be used to support new production lines, including skilled operators and technicians, at the company’s New Boston location.

Additional jobs, including support professionals for new clients and technicians to perform testing and technical support, will be at Brose New Boston, Inc.’s headquarters in Auburn Hills.

Since December 2014, Brose New Boston, Inc. has utilized an initial grant of $4.25 million to secure new business clients and accounts that exceeds their North American operations’ current production capacity.

With the additional funding support, the company will have a combined workforce of 775 and invest an additional $104 million, bringing its investment in Michigan to more than $202 million.

“Southeast Michigan’s highly skilled and talented workforce provides us with an opportunity for strong economic growth,” said Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor). “We are in a unique situation to reposition ourselves as a high-tech corridor of automotive innovation, and this financial investment will help our community achieve progress in that direction.”

Brose, Inc. is the world’s fifth-largest supplier of mechanical, electrical, electronic and sensor systems for the automotive industry and the company employs more than 25,000 employees.