Tuesday, February 10, 1998
Governor John Engler announced today that the Michigan Jobs Commission has approved an $100,000 community development block grant to the Village of Webberville. The grant will be used to help Gammastamp s.p.a., an Italy-based manufacturer of components and mechanical units for automobiles, locate in the Webberville area. GT USA L.L.C., Gammastamp's American subsidiary, will supply their products to Keykert, a Tier 1 supplier to the Big Three, already brought to Webberville by the Jobs Commission. The grant will be used for public infrastructure improvements."This region is really on a roll," said Governor Engler. "Continuing efforts by the Jobs Commission and the Webberville community mean that more good jobs are coming to Mid-Michigan,"The Michigan Jobs Commission has also approved a $30,000 economic development job training grant to assist in the training of 60 GT USA employees. This grant, funded through the MJC's Economic Development Job Training program, will be conducted by a local education entity to be designated by Gammastamp."From the Keykert announcement last spring to today's announcement our economic development efforts are paying off big for the Village of Webberville and for the 60 employees who receive job training because of this project," said Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission. "It is with great pleasure that we welcome the approval of both the economic and training grants by the Michigan Jobs Commission," said Vittorio Audisio, owner of Gammastamp s.p.a. "These actions underscore the firm commitment made by the State of Michigan and the city of Webberville to promote the creation of jobs; I am confident that the Webberville operation will play a major role in the success of our company and the companies we supply our products too.""The Village of Webberville is excited to announce they have another international addition to our business park," said Bob Kuch, Webberville Village President. "We are happy to welcome Gammastamp to our community."The Michigan Jobs Commission, which administers these grants, works in partnership with local communities and Michigan businesses to retain and expand job opportunities and improve Michigan's overall business climate.