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July 1, 2019

Elite Detection K9 to open $4 million headquarters, training center in Auburn Hills

A training and breeding business for scent-detection dogs plans a $4 million investment to convert an industrial building in Auburn Hills into its new headquarters.

Elite Detection K9 LLC, formed by Rochester Hills-based nonprofit Leader Dogs For the Blind in August, will begin work on the building at 2700 Auburn Court this fall, according to Greg Guidice, EDK9's president and CEO.

Elite Detection expects to close on the property by the end of the month and open the center by spring as it looks to add 8-10 employees over the course of the fiscal year, he said.

The company, which operates out of Leader Dogs For the Blind's facility in Rochester Hills, breeds, raises and trains American-bred Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds to detect explosives and guns.

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Kim Westman