©2016 Michigan Economic Development Corporation

MEDC Announces 11 New Tool & Die Recovery Zones

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Total of 92 Companies to Benefit from Tax-Free Status

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced that 11 tool and die coalitions have been approved for tax-free Tool and Die Recovery Zone designations under the state's Renaissance Zone program. The zones allow companies to operate free of virtually all state and local taxes for up to 15 years, thus boosting their efforts to compete in the face of global competition.

The following applicants, representing a total of 92 companies, received Tool & Die Recovery Zone designations today: Automotive & Tooling Alliance of North America, Berrien Tooling Coalition, Central Michigan Collaborative, Custom Design Inc, Eastern Michigan Tool & Die Collaborative, Michigan Tooling Group, Precision Tooling Coalition, Southwest Michigan Tooling Collaborative, Tooling Advantage Group LLC, West Coast Tooling Coalition, and Whitehall Township Tooling Coalition. [A complete list of the companies and their locations follows].

"The Tool and Die Recovery Zone program exemplifies the types of innovative steps we are taking to create an environment where tool and die companies can thrive," MEDC President and CEO James Epolito said. "Although this has been one of the nation's hardest-hit industries in recent years, the collaborations created through this initiative are helping many Michigan tool and die companies compete and grow in the global economy."



In addition, the business must enter into a qualified collaborative agreement which designates synergistic opportunities with other qualified tool and die shops, including collaborative marketing and the development of standardized processes and management methods.

This second round of designations comes exactly one year after the first Tool and Die Recovery Zone designees were awarded. The next round of designations is expected to open for applications in the fall of 2006.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on Tool and Die Recovery Zones and how to apply, visit the MEDC Web site at www.michigan.org.

11 Approved Tool & Die Recovery Zones (92 companies)
Collaborative Name/Company NamesLocationResolution by
City/Twp/Village
County
Automation & Tooling Alliance of North America, LLC (ATANA)
1.
JacksonJackson
2.
B & R Gear CompanyJacksonBlackman TownshipJackson
3.
Spring Arbor TownshipJackson
4.
Village of BrooklynJackson
5.
Michigan CenterLeoni TownshipJackson
6.
Labor Aiding Systems, Inc.
JacksonNapoleon TownshipJackson
7.
Marathon Weld Group, LLCJacksonNapoleon TownshipJackson
8.
NK Designs, Inc.JacksonLeoni TownshipJackson
9.
Northwest Tool & Machine, Inc.JacksonBlackman TownshipJackson
10.
Orbitform, LLCJacksonCity of JacksonJackson
11.
Spring ArborSpring Arbor TownshipJackson

Berrien Tooling Coalition

1.Accu Die & Mold, Inc.StevensvilleLake TownshipBerrien
2.Eagle TechnologiesBridgmanCity of BridgmanBerrien
3.Griffin Tool, Inc.StevensvilleVillage of StevensvilleBerrien
4.Maximum Mold, Inc.ColomaColoma TownshipBerrien
5.Metal Processors, Inc.StevensvilleLincoln TownshipBerrien
6.Shoreline Mold & Engineering, LLCBenton HarborSodus TownshipBerrien
7.West Michigan Tool & Die, Inc.Benton HarborBenton TownshipBerrien
Central Michigan Collaborative
1.
Aggressive Tooling, Inc.GreenvilleCity of GreenvilleMontcalm
2.
Edmore Machining, Inc.EdmoreHome TownshipMontcalm
3.
Edmore Tool & Grinding, Inc.EdmoreHome TownshipMontcalm
4.
Imperial Laser, Inc.Grand RapidsTallmadge TownshipOttawa
5.
LeRoy Tool & Die, Inc.LeRoyLeRoy TownshipOsceloa
6.
Steeplechase Tool & Die, Inc.LakeviewCato TownshipMontcalm
Custom Design, Inc
1.
Custom Design, Inc. (member of UTC)PortageCity of PortageKalamazoo
Eastern Michigan Tool & Die Collaborative
1.
Suburban Tool, Inc.Auburn HillsCity of Auburn HillsOakland
2.
Tri-Way Mold & EngineeringRosevilleCity of RosevilleMacomb
3.
Bawden Industries, Inc.RomulusCity of RomulusWayne
4.
Euclid Machine & Manufacturing Co.RomulusCity of RomulusWayne
5.
Mac-Mold Base, Inc.RomeoVillage of RomeoMacomb
6.
Talent Industries, Inc.RedfordRedford TownshipWayne
7.
AV Tool & Engineering, Inc.Clinton TownshipClinton TownshipMacomb
8.
Contour Tool & Machine, Inc.JacksonCity of JacksonJackson
9.
Euro Tech Industries, LLCClinton TownshipClinton TownshipMacomb
10.
Lunar Industries, Inc.Clinton TownshipClinton TownshipMacomb
11.
PDF Manufacturing, Inc.Grass LakeGrass Lake TownshipJackson
12.
RTD Manufacturing, Inc.JacksonCity of JacksonJackson
13.
Unity Mold, LLCPort HuronPort Huron TownshipSt. Clair
Michigan Tooling Group
1.
Allegan
2.
Wexford
3.
Kent
4.
Kent
5.
Kent
6.
Gratiot
7.
Kent
8.
Kent
9.
Ottawa
10.
Digital Tool & Die, Inc.GrandvilleCity of GrandvilleKent
11.
Krieger Craftsmen, Inc.Grand RapidsCity of WalkerKent
12.
Legacy Precision Molds, Inc.GrandvilleCity of GrandvilleKent
13.
Momentum Industries, Inc.St. LouisCity of St. LouisGratiot
14.
Precision Wire EDM Service, Inc.WalkerCity of WalkerKent
15.
R & G Mold & Engineering, Inc.GrandvilleCity of GrandvilleKent
Precision Tooling Coalition (Rnd 2)
1.
Ottawa
2.
Kent
Southwest Michigan Tooling Collaborative
1.Kalamazoo
2.Cass
3.Berrien
4.Kalamazoo
5.Jirgens Modern Tool Corp.KalamazooCity of KalamazooKalamazoo
6.St. Joseph
7.Calhoun
8.Kalamazoo
9.Kalamazoo
10.Branch
11.St. Joseph
12.Allegan
13.Kalamazoo
14.Allegan
15.Kalamazoo
16.Whitehead Tool & DieKalamazoo
Tooling Advantage Group, LLC
1.
Ottawa
2.
Class-A-Tool & Machine, LLCMuskegon
3.
East River Machine & ToolMuskegon TownshipMuskegon
4.
Freedom Tool & Mfg. Co.Egelston TownshipMuskegon
5.
City of Norton ShoresMuskegon
6.
Muskegon TownshipMuskegon
West Coast Tooling Coalition
1.
Kent
2.
Accurate Regrinding ServiceKent
3.
Distinctive Machine Corp.Kent
4.
Kent
5.
Kent
6.
Allegan
7.
Wolverine Special Tool, Inc.Kent
Whitehall Township Tooling Coalition
1.
Muskegon
2.
Kent
3.
Kent
4.
Kent
5.
Ionia
6.
Muskegon
7.
Muskegon
8.
Muskegon

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