Tuesday, September 15, 1998
Project Expected to Create 35 New JobsThe Michigan Jobs Commission announced today that HI-LEX Controls is building a new facility in Troy. The new facility will be the company's technical center and will house the automotive sales and engineering staff. The company will add 35 new employees as part of the expansion project. HI-LEX, which manufactures a variety of automotive control cables, recreation market control cables and window regulators, has two other facilities: The HI-LEX Corp. plant in Battle Creek and the HI-LEX Controls plant in Litchfield, which received a Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax-credit in 1996 for use in an expansion that resulted in the creation of 100 new jobs. "It's nice when a past project leads to even more jobs than we originally expected," said Doug Rothwell, CEO and department director of the Michigan Jobs Commission. "I am pleased that the state's efforts have helped HI-LEX make these jobs possible." To assist in the training of the 35 new HI-LEX employees, the Michigan Jobs Commission is providing a $17,500 economic development training grant to the company. This grant, funded through the Michigan Jobs Commission's Economic Development Job Training program, will be conducted by a local education entity to be designated by HI-LEX Controls. "HI-LEX appreciates the continued support provided by the State of Michigan," said Tom Walsh, HI-LEX Director of Finance. The Michigan Jobs Commission, which administers Economic Development Job Training grants, works in partnership with local communities and Michigan businesses to retain and expand job opportunities and improve Michigan's overall business climate.