Across the nation, manufacturing and production plants have been expanding and creating job opportunities for hundreds of citizens. Michigan is no exception to this new trend.
Metal-stamping manufacturing firm Advance Engineering Co. plans to invest in a new industrial park in Canton, Mich., which may create 150 employment opportunities for the state, according to Observer & Eccentric. The company, whose website boasts capabilities including welding, plastic thermoforming and precision metal stampings, currently operates four plants in Michigan and Ohio. The newly purchased structure will be 130,000 square feet.
While Advance Engineering Co. is the latest company to expand within Michigan’s borders, it joins a string of manufacturing corporations who have chosen the state to settle down. So far, 494 new jobs have been created due to expansions in the area. Economic experts in the state explained that a growing number of manufacturing firms have taken residence there due to its unbeatable amenities, including quality facilities and exciting location. Michael A. Finney, CEO and president of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., said in a statement the state has emerged as a job leader, according to the source.
“Michigan is the No. 1 state for creating new manufacturing jobs, and these new expansions demonstrate that our economic climate is more business-friendly than ever, and our manufacturing talent pool can compete with any place in the world,” Finney said.