ROCHESTER HILLS, MI—FANUC America will expand its West Campus in Oakland County, MI, to nearly 2 million square feet.

Located in Auburn Hills, MI, the West Campus will include a 655,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility to house manufacturing, engineering and R&D projects. The investment also includes the purchase of 67 acres of land, as well as the site of the former Thomas M. Cooley Law School campus in Lansing, MI, which will gives the company space to train the next generation of robotics and automation workers. Including the existing building, FANUC will add a total of 788,000 square feet of additional operational floor space.

“We’re excited to announce the addition of the new West Campus and our ability to continue to expand in Oakland County, MI,” says FANUC America’s president and CEO Mike Cicco. “This investment in the future of U.S. manufacturing will help FANUC America meet the tremendous demand for automation solutions.”

In October 2019, FANUC America opened North Campus, a 461,000-square-foot facility built by General Development Co., who is also constructing the new West Campus. The North Campus, located in Auburn Hills, MI, is walking distance from FANUC America’s headquarters in Rochester Hills.

“Interest in robotics and automation remains strong with new demand coming from a variety of industries,” said Cicco. “EV, warehousing and logistics as well as food and beverage are all looking to automation to increase production and solve the growing labor shortage.”