2020 Quarter 4
A $41 million expansion project at the Three Rivers site of American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) is underway that would create about 100 new positions, benefiting a majority of low to moderate income families.
Ox Tube & Core, one of the largest independently owned, vertically integrated producers of paperboard products, paper tube and core and protective packaging, selected Sturgis for a $5 million investment in new equipment and creation of 22 new jobs.
Michiana Rotational Molding is growing in Constantine with a $1 million investment in new equipment that will create 20 new jobs.
Online retail and wholesale home store, All That Jazz, continues to expand its footprint in Sturgis.
2020 Quarter 1
Atlantic Packaging is investing $4 million in two additions that equate to 107,000 square feet of warehousing and manufacturing space in Sturgis. The leading procurer of packaging equipment, materials, engineering, and technical resources plans to create 10 new jobs and retain 75 existing jobs.
2019 Quarter 4
GT Independence, a self-directed services provider, is growing its Sturgis-based team by 84 jobs with a $1.7 million investment.
Dark Horse Cargo announced it will tow 60 new manufacturing jobs into Mottville Township along with a $750,000 investment in the production of trailers.
TekModo Industries is bringing 60 new jobs and a $9.6 million investment to Three Rivers. The Tier 1 technology manufacturer assembles, supplies and integrates material and system technologies for the recreational vehicle, cargo, conversion and marine industries.
2019 Quarter 3
In Sturgis, Boland’s Best-One Tire will construct a new $3.71-million, 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, bringing 10 new jobs to the community.
Michiana Millworks, a company that customizes specialty commercial vehicles and trailers, is on track to add three more jobs in the Sturgis through its $65,545 investment in a building expansion project.
2019 Quarter 1
Alliance Injection Molding acquired an existing building on the north side of Three Rivers. The company will make a $350,000 investment in the space and add two new jobs while retaining three more.
2018 Quarter 4
Skilled Trades Training Fund
Formerly known as the State of Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), the Going PRO Talent Fund provides funds to companies for short term, in-demand training. Training is not limited to “skilled trade” occupations; training has included welding, CNC operator, CNC programmer, robotics, IT training, electronic health records, and on-the-job training for individuals to be hired. Here are just a few Southwest Michigan companies earning awards at the end of 2018:
- A & O Mold and Engineering
- American Axle & Manufacturing
- Eimo Technologies, Inc.
- Erbsloeh Aluminum Solutions
- Kalamazoo X-Ray Sales
- KSS Enterprises
- Le Vannes, Inc.
- MANN+HUMMEL USA Inc.
- National Flavors, Inc.
- OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy
- Parker Fluid Connectors, Brass
- Senior Care Partners
- Sigma Machine Inc.
- Singh Automation
- Weber Specialties Company
- White Pigeon Paper Company
- XL Machine Company, Inc.
- Zoetis Inc.
Sturgis Molded Products, a plastic injection molding specialist in Sturgis, is investing $3 million in its facility and equipment to accommodate growth from a new product line.