Homer Foundry Receives 2017 Construction & Design Award


 ESD recognizes the new Brembo foundry in Homer as the first and the biggest built in the USA in the last 30 years.



The ESD Committee (Engineering Society of Detroit) awarded the Homer Foundry after positively assessing a number of parameters related to the amount of innovation Brembo introduced during both the construction phase of the plant and the phase of design and implementation of the production process.
Among these parameters, besides that of building it in record time, particular emphasis was given to elements like project sustainability, attention to environmental concerns, and effective use of the land it was built on. Not only, the Award was given to Brembo also for the powerful role the plant plays in the socio-economic aspects of the local area.

In fact, in the letter explaining the motivation behind the award, ESD wrote, “At a time when closing foundries has become the norm, Brembo's in Homer is not only the biggest, but also the first to be built in the last 30 years in the USA. It has had two significant impacts on the automotive industry and the rural area of Michigan. Bringing the production of braking systems to the state translates into savings for manufacturers, but it also means a boost to the local economy in the county and the surrounding areas.”


ESD was founded in 1895 by a group of engineering students at the University of Michigan and today counts thousands of members, including the leading companies in the state's construction sector. Among its membership, the Society boasts famous personalities from the automotive industry of the past and present, such as Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca and Rick Wagoner.