Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Long-time company expands in Shiawassee County, creating new 80 jobs

vcsPRAsset_2108_1140487_785b59a2-953b-4c55-b1d6-3de4f92bde4c_0.jpg
Great Lakes Fusion
/
Michigan Econmic Development Corporation

Two business expansion projects have begun that will create 80 jobs in Shiawassee County.

Great Lakes Fusion, a long-time company located in Shiawassee County is expanding their on-site operations and cleaning up a former brownfield site. 

The company has been awarded a $250 thousand performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 

According to the corporation, the total capital investment of the two projects is estimated to generate $10.1 million. 

CEO of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Justin Horvath said the company has new business opportunities that require additional building space and upgrades to their equipment. 

“This has been a business that has been growing significantly in our community,” Horvath said. “They do business not only in Michigan, but all over the country. This is an opportunity for them to grow that operation all of the country, sell product and bring that money back here to Shiawassee County.”

Horvath said the former brownfield site has concrete debris which interferes with the construction of new buildings. He said the company is using the funding to clean up the property so they can construct other industrial buildings on the site.

Horvath said under the grant, the company has three years to create the jobs to receive funding. He said he anticipates it will happen sooner than that. 

The Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership has offered to assist the company with finding candidates for the new job openings. Click here for more information.

Tess DeGayner is a student reporter for WCMU News. She is a senior at Central Michigan University studying Journalism and Broadcasting. Her hometown is Fenton, Michigan.