State Aid OK’d For Projects To Create 88 Jobs

LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a business expansion and a community improvement project that are expected to generate $5.5 million in investments and create 88 new jobs.

In the expansion, Paw Paw-based Harloff Manufacturing Co. LLC manufactures roll formed products that serve material handling systems, industrial distribution markets, housing and consumer food restaurant distributors. The company recently purchased a New York-based company established in 1942, and plans to acquire an existing building in Paw Paw, investing nearly $1 million and creating 38 jobs. As a result of the expansion, the company has been awarded a $158,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance based grant. Michigan was chosen over the New York location as well as competing sites in North Carolina and Indiana. Paw Paw is supporting the project through the use of municipal facilities and staff time at no cost to the company. For information on careers with Harloff Manufacturing, visit https://www.miworks.org/Pages/default.aspx.

Also, the city of Lapeer has been awarded $309,000 in Community
Development Block Grant funds for infrastructure improvements needed for the a project to increase the capacity of Lapeer Plating & Plastics Inc. The company, established in 2010, is a Tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in injection molding and chrome plating. The company plans to make capital investments over a three year period to increase its production, investing a total of $4.5 million and creating 50 jobs. The CDBG funds will be used to make
necessary repairs to DeMille Road, where the plant is located. The Michigan Department of Transportation has allocated an additional $691,486 in funding toward the project, and the city of Lapeer is contributing $8,840. The road improvement will enhance the shipping function for the company. For information on careers with Lapeer Plating & Plastics, visit http://www.lpp-inc.com/jobs/.

For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org. Michigan residents interested in seeking employment with any of Michigan’s growing companies should check mitalent.org, where more than 94,000 jobs are currently available in a variety of industries.

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