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2017 Quarter 1


JR Automation Technologies

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 60 new jobs
  • $1,900,000 invested

JR Automation Technologies, a global leader in capital equipment design, integration and manufacturing, will expand its existing facility by 25,000 square feet in Stevensville.


Haymarket Brewery & Taproom

Food Processing

  • 39 new jobs
  • $5,250,000 invested

Haymarket Brewery & Taproom opened its second location in Bridgman which will serve as a production brewery.


International Paper

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 25 new jobs
  • Investment Unknown

International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, will expand its operations in Three Rivers.


Modineer Coatings Division

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 21 new jobs
  • $2,200,000 invested

Quality metal components specialist Modineer Coatings Division is expanding its operations in Benton Harbor.


G&W Display Fixtures

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 10 new jobs
  • $725,000 invested

G&W Display Fixtures is purchasing a 150,000-square-foot building to house its metal fabrication, welding and finishing processes in Bronson.


LECO Corporation

Life Science, Other

  • 6 new jobs
  • $19,000,000 invested

LECO Corporation will construct a new 64,000-square-foot applications laboratory and customer demonstration facility in St. Joseph.


Special-Lite

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 6 new jobs
  • $1,000,000 invested

Special-Lite, a manufacturer of engineered architectural products, including commercial entrance systems, has chosen to expand in Benton Harbor.


Depatie Fluid Power Company

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 5 new jobs
  • $550,000 invested

Depatie Fluid Power Company in Portage plans to invest $550,000 in a 40,000-square-foot expansion, adding five new jobs.


Verified Design

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 5 new jobs
  • $250,000 invested

A manufacturer of plastic injection molded parts and rapid prototyping specialist, Verified Design launched as a startup in Kalamazoo.


East Jordan Plastics

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 3 new jobs
  • $1,300,000 invested

East Jordan Plastics, a provider of plant containers and plant growing solutions, is expanding its manufacturing operations and distribution center in Coloma.


Summit Polymers

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 0 new jobs
  • $12,000,000 invested

Summit Polymers, a leading Tier I supplier to the automotive industry, is expanding its operations in Portage.

2016 Quarter 4


Bostik Inc.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 120 new jobs
  • $3,000,000 invested

Bostik Inc., provider of adhesive technologies, will add 20 new jobs in Marshall.


Stryker Corporation

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 105 new jobs
  • $130,000,000 invested

Stryker Corporation’s (NYSE: SYK) Instruments division is building a new 485,000-square-foot facility in a campus setting in the city of Portage, which will feature a customer experience center, functioning showroom, R&D and bio-skills labs, as well as space for sales, marketing and support functions.


Dorel and Ameriwood Home Furnishings

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 87 new jobs
  • $2,000,000 invested

Dorel and Ameriwood Home Furnishings has chosen to upgrade and expand the operations of its existing plant in Dowagiac.


mophie

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 65 new jobs
  • $685,000 invested

Consumer electronics company mophie, LLC, a division of Zaag, will expand its customer service operations in Texas Township. A $375,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant was awarded in support of the jobs being created.


Flex-N-Gate

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 59 new jobs
  • $22,300,000 invested

Flex-N-Gate will add stamping and welding operations at its Emmet Township facility, investing $22.3 million.


Sigma Machine Inc.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 58 new jobs
  • $27,800,000 invested

Locally owned manufacturer Sigma Machine Inc., a tier 1 supplier to Tesla Motors, has announced that it will expand its existing footprint inside Midlink Business Park in Comstock Township.


Vickers Engineering

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 50 new jobs
  • $5,100,000 invested

Vickers Engineering, a prototype and production supplier of CNC machining to automotive and other industries, is investing $5,100,000 in capital equipment and building improvements in its New Troy facility to create 50 new jobs.


Midwest Energy Cooperative

Other

  • 32 new jobs
  • Investment Unknown

Energy provider Midwest Energy Cooperative announced that it will build a new 129,500-square-foot headquarters facility and add 32 new jobs in Cassopolis.


Indeck Energy Services

Other

  • 21 new jobs
  • $1,000,000,000 invested

Indeck Energy Services, a privately held developer, owner and operator of power generation projects, plans to build a state-of-the-art energy center fueled by clean natural gas in Niles.


Tigmaster Co.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 15 new jobs
  • $195,500 invested

Tigmaster Co. announced that it will expand its current facility by 5,600 square feet in Baroda Village, adding new jobs to its precision fabrication and specialty welding efforts.


Toefco Engineered Coating Systems, Inc.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 10 new jobs
  • Investment Unknown

A leading provider of industrial coatings, Toefco Engineered Coating Systems, Inc. will add 10 new jobs in Niles.


W-L Molding Company

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 10 new jobs
  • $24,625 invested

W-L Molding Company, a manufacturer of plastic injection molded parts and products in Portage, will expand its workforce by 10 employees, in addition to acquiring real estate that it currently leases.


Metal Mechanics

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 7 new jobs
  • $1,250,000 invested

The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners approved a Brownfield plan to support Metal Mechanics’ new 30,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing operation in Schoolcraft. A $4,495 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grant was also approved.

2016 Quarter 3


TecNiq Inc.

Automotive

  • 120 new jobs
  • $6,596,000 invested

TecNiq Inc. is building a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Comstock Township to support the exponential growth that it has experienced in the LED lighting sector.


Marshall Excelsior Company

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 30 new jobs
  • $500,000 invested

A progressive manufacturer of LPG & NH3 equipment, Marshall Excelsior Company expanded its operations in Marshall.


Precision Wire Forms

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 16 new jobs
  • $2,800,000 invested

Precision Wire Forms, an industry leading manufacturer of wire forms, tube forms and assemblies, is investing in new equipment to enhance its current capabilities in Three Rivers.


Pfizer Inc.

Life Science

  • 15 new jobs
  • $145,000,000 invested

Global pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. will build a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse addition and install a new Act-O-Vial work center at its Portage operation.


One Way Products

Other

  • 10 new jobs
  • $3,400,000 invested

Specialty chemical company One Way Products is building a new 30,000-square-foot facility to house the company’s headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse operations in Oshtemo Township.


Jamieson Fabrication Unlimited

Automotive

  • 4 new jobs
  • $430,000 invested

Jamieson Fabrication Unlimited will expand its fabrication operations in Richland Township with a 4,000-square-foot addition to accommodate new business.


American Axle & Manufacturing

Automotive

  • 0 new jobs
  • $339,500 invested

American Axle & Manufacturing in Three Rivers was awarded $339,500 in grant funding from the Skilled Trades Training Fund to train 300 team members.

2016 Quarter 2


ST USA Holding Corp.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 129 new jobs
  • $6,300,000 invested

ST USA Holding Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fox Factory, Inc., is creating a new manufacturing facility in its Coldwater home to support its manufacturing of automotive suspension parts for off road and sport vehicles.


DENSO Manufacturing Michigan

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 125 new jobs
  • $37,000,000 invested

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, the lead production facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center (TAC), is expanding its automation and workforce in Battle Creek.


OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy

Life Science

  • 77 new jobs
  • $1,200,000 invested

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy is expanding in Oshtemo Township with a new 34,000-square-foot facility to house its national headquarters and specialty pharmacy business. Southwest Michigan was chosen for this project over competing sites in California and Louisiana.


Spiech Farms, LLC

Food Processing

  • 55 new jobs
  • $1,000,000 invested

Paw Paw-headquartered Spiech Farms, LLC is rolling out a new product line of frozen produce in stand-up pouches, expanding its local operations after being awarded a $220,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in Georgia.


Kalamazoo Mortgage

Real Estate

  • 51 new jobs
  • $1,415,500 invested

Kalamazoo Mortgage is converting a newly-purchased facility in Oshtemo Township to serve as its new corporate headquarters.


AACOA

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 50
  • $18,000,000 invested

AACOA, an aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility in Niles, is investing in an expansion that will increase the facility’s footprint by 100,000 square feet and its capacity by a third.


Dark Horse Brewing

Food Processing

  • 50 new jobs
  • $570,000 invested

Dark Horse Brewing in Marshall has extended its brand to offer coffee and baked goods, opening doors at its new neighboring facility, Dark Horse Commons.


Schmitz Foam Products, Inc.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 39 new jobs
  • $9,100,000 invested

Schmitz Foam Products, Inc. plans to establish a North American headquarters in Coldwater near one of its key suppliers, supporting its business of converting post-industrial scrap to create shock pads for sports fields, landfill covers and more.


Asmo Manufacturing, Inc.

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 27 new jobs
  • $12,100,000 invested

Asmo Manufacturing, Inc., a sector of DENSO North America, announced that it will expand at its Battle Creek location at Fort Custer Industrial Park, adding new equipment and 50,000 square feet of space.


Iceberg Enterprises

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 12 new jobs
  • $1,100,000 invested

Formerly known as Penguin, LLC, Iceberg Enterprises will invest in the expansion of its manufacturing operations in Sturgis, creating an additional 162,000 square feet of condo space.


Metal Technologies

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 10 new jobs
  • $861,500 invested

Premier metal caster Metal Technologies is investing in 10,000 square feet to accommodate a loading dock and additional manufacturing space in Three Rivers.


RAI Jets

Other

  • 10 new jobs
  • $766,000 invested

RAI Jets has acquired an aircraft hangar in Kalamazoo to support its growing private jet charter and maintenance service. Renovations and remediation give potential for up to 25 jobs in three to five years.


Clark Logic

Logistics

  • 8 new jobs
  • $1,000,000 invested

After receiving funding approval from the St. Joseph County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Clark Logic has announced that it will purchase a logistics business in White Pigeon to complement its operations.


Buildabronco.com

Automotive

  • 3 new jobs
  • $50,000 invested

Buildabronco.com, which refurbishes old Ford Bronco vehicles, relocated from Albion to Marshall.


Amazing Acrylics

Design-Based Manufacturing

  • 2 new jobs
  • $10,000 invested

Amazing Acrylics, a specialist in customized glass etching, has relocated to a new building in Kalamazoo with room to grow.


Boland Tire Company

Other

  • 0 new jobs
  • $50,000 invested

With assessment funding from the St. Joseph County Brownfield Authority, Boland Tire Company announced its investment in the purchase of a vacant former car dealership in Three Rivers.

 

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