2018 Quarter 1
American Axle & Manufacturing, a global leader in driveline, metal forming, powertrain and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets will use a grant award from the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund to equip new employees with jobs skills at its Three Rivers location.
All That Jazz, a custom embroidery company, announced the purchase of 360,000 square feet in the former Kirsch Building in Sturgis, where it will operate a warehousing and distribution operation.
Lawson Aviation, specializing in the overhaul of Continental and Lycoming engines, purchased three acres in the city of Three Rivers Airport Industrial Park to build an addition to its growing business.
Michigan Tool Works has completed its purchase of Luttmann Precision Mold in Sturgis, acquiring the building, equipment and 30 employees.
2017 Quarter 4
The state of Michigan created the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program in 2014 to assist employers in training, developing and retaining their current and yet-to-be-hired employees. The program is delivered through collaboration between economic development, educational, and Michigan Works! agencies. Here’s just a few Southwest Michigan companies earning awards (included in jobs and investment totals) at the end of 2017:
- Armstrong International
- Forrest Company
- X-L Machine Company
Armstrong International is investing in its Three Rivers location where it will create a new learning center, renovate an R&D lab and upgrade machinery to keep this fifth-generation family-owned company providing products that reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency for its customers all over the world.
2017 Quarter 3
Xcel Painting, LLC announced it will expand and bring 50 jobs to the village of White Pigeon. The company is a spin-off of Indiana-based Global Composites, a manufacturer of nose caps, rear caps and nose cones for the RV industry.
Clark Logic made investments in Sturgis and Three Rivers that will impact its logistics capabilities.
Atlantic Packaging, a leading source of packaging equipment, materials, engineering and technical resources, acquired a site in Sturgis in anticipation of future expansion needs.
2017 Quarter 2
Back Office/Customer Care Center
GT Independence, a back office customer care company, will expand into 5,000 square feet in the new Moso Village development in Sturgis.
2017 Quarter 1
- 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.