Two Michigan expansions get state aid

LANSING — Two business expansions that will generate a total of $13.1 million in private investment and create 245 jobs in Southeast Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.

* Healthmark Industries Inc. received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $12 million new plant in Fraser. (A rendering of the new plant is above.) The project is expected to create 139 jobs. The MEDC said Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Washington, D.C., Arizona, and Florida. Fraser-based Healthmark manufactures trays, containers, bins, carts, and packaging for the sterilization, decontamination, storage, distribution, and security of surgical instruments and other medical devices. The city of Fraser has offered a property tax abatement in support of the project. Individuals interested in careers with Healthmark should visit www.hmark.com/careers.php.

* Location Services LLC received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $1 million expansion in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township that is expected to create 106 jobs. Location provides repossession management and other loss mitigation services to the financial services industry. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in California and Minnesota. Ann Arbor Spark has offered staff time in support of the project. Location Services will begin recruiting and hiring immediately and will be looking for a variety of positions including operations, finance, compliance and information technology. Individuals interested in careers with Location Services should visit https://location-services.com/careers/.

The MEDC is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org.

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