Oxford Automotive, Inc., a Tier 1 OEM automotive supplier of manufactured engineered metal components, assemblies and modules has recently been awarded an Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) Grant worth $612,000 from the State of Michigan.

Commencing in June 2000 and running through June 2001, the EDJT Grant will enable Oxford Automotive to provide 62 classes to 748 employees in technical engineering, computer technology, quality and benchmarking subjects at company facilities in Michigan.

"Oxford was awarded this grant because of the company's growth and its unfailing commitment to high standards and continuing education," said Catherine Roberson, Account Manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "In addition, participation in the EDJT Grant will keep Oxford at the top of its class in complying with technical and manufacturing standards set by the State of Michigan."

"Oxford is a company that believes in partnering with the State of Michigan to foster continual training and upward mobility for our employees," said Steven Abelman, President and CEO of Oxford Automotive, Inc. "This grant will bring new technologies and procedures to a global competitive environment and will further our commitment to being a world class supplier with elite standards and staff."

Oxford Automotive, Inc., headquartered in Troy, Michigan, is a leading full-service automotive supplier of high quality engineered metal components, assemblies and modules used by automotive manufacturers. Oxford currently operates 32 facilities in seven countries with industry leading expertise.