DCS Corp., an advanced technology, engineering, and management solutions supplier to government agencies in the national security sector headquartered in Alexandria, Va., announced it has completed construction of a new, custom-built facility in Sterling Heights.
The new center will continue to enhance DCS’s vehicle integration and prototyping support to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), and Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC).
“This investment by DCS will help us continue Michigan’s economic growth and recovery,” says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “This new Center of Excellence will bring high-wage jobs in Southeast Michigan, further building on our leadership position in autonomous vehicle R&D and manufacturing. We will build on our economic momentum to usher in a new era of prosperity for our families and communities.”
DCS worked closely with the state of Michigan and the city of Sterling Heights in establishing this new facility and benefitted from a $500,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. through the Michigan Strategic Fund.
From the location, DCS employees will support acquisition, research, and development for advanced technology in ground vehicle systems capabilities to support Army modernization priorities and improved readiness. All the divisions it supports are at the nearby Detroit Arsenal in Warren.
The company provides a variety of services, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, modeling and simulation for ground vehicles, rapid prototyping, the development of unmanned and weapons systems, mission planning, electronic warfare, and more.
The innovative facility features specialized labs, break-out rooms, and collaborative office and conference spaces. It also houses a loading dock and high-bay floor space with overhead crane equipment, a machining work area and vehicle wash down spaces.
“DCS is excited to build upon our more than three decades of innovative support to the Army TACOM and GVSC,” says Jim Benbow, CEO of DCS.
“I have tremendous confidence that our growing cadre of engineers and scientists operating from this incredible new facility will continue this time-tested partnership in further advancing the state-of-the-art in ground vehicle technologies. We are grateful for the support we received from Governor Whitmer, the State of Michigan and the City of Sterling Heights in establishing this new facility.”