State aid OK’d for business expansions in Flint, Adrian

LANSING—Two projects expected to generate a total private investment of $11.3 million and create 192 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.

 

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Goyette Mechanical Co. Inc. received a $675,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $4.65 million new headquarters on the east side of Flint, a move expected to create 90 skilled trades and professional jobs. Goyette, founded in Flint in 1928, has grown to one of the largest plumbing and HVAC service companies in Michigan and has offices in Flint, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Tawas City and Oscoda. Goyette will offer comprehensive training for workers for the new positions that will provide them with transferable work experiences in high-demand industries. The city of Flint plans to offer expedited permitting and staff time and resources in support of the project. Individuals interested in careers with Goyette should visit https://goyettemechanical.com/careers/.

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Uckele Health & Nutrition Inc. received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support the purchase of two new buildings in Adrian and new equipment. The company, established in 1962 in Blissfield Township, manufactures human and animal dietary supplements for retail, wholesale and contract customers. The company purchases ingredients and formulates its own line of supplements. Uckele currently has 171 employees in Michigan. Lenawee Now, Lenawee County’s economic development organization, has offered staff time and resources in support of the project. For information on careers with Uckele, visit https://uckele.com/careers.

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