The BorgWarner auto parts plant in Seneca is growing for the sixth time since 2007.
In the latest expansion, the company will spend $71.9 million and add 160 jobs at the plant as the result of new business, according to a news release from the state Commerce Department.
BorgWarner already employs about 900 people at the factory, according to David Jacobs, plant manager.
The plant makes a part called a transfer case that goes in Ford, Dodge, and Toyota pickup trucks, as well as the Cadillac ATS/CTS and the Chrysler 300.
The transfer cases – gears and bearings inside an aluminum or magnesium housing – transfer torque to rear and/or front wheels. They weigh between 100 and 150 pounds each.
BorgWarner, based in Auburn Hills, previously spent $76.4 million and added 323 jobs in five expansions at the plant between 2007 and 2015, according to Richard Blackwell, Oconee County’s economic development director.