Michigan continues to demonstrate its leadership in automotive manufacturing as
Mitchell Plastics, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, today announced plans to
establish a facility in Sterling Heights and create 122 jobs with support from
the Michigan Strategic Fund.
The project is
expected to generate more than $20.5 million in total investment.
Plastics’ expansion in Michigan rather than other locations means well-paying
jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the talent in the
state’s automotive sector,” said Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation, which administers incentives and programs on behalf of
MSF. “This decision by Mitchell Plastics to invest here offers further evidence
of Michigan’s leadership in the automotive industry and our commitment to
helping companies grow and generate new jobs for our residents.”
Manufacturing (USA) Inc. dba Mitchell Plastics is a Tier 1 supplier
of automotive interior mechanisms and decorative components and provides full
service concept, design, development, testing and manufacturing. The company
has experienced rapid growth over the last five years and currently has 2,200
employees throughout Ontario, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Germany, and Mexico.
plans to construct a 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the city of Sterling Heights for
the production of automotive interior parts. The project will generate a total
capital investment of more than $20.5 million and initially create 122 jobs,
resulting in a $427,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based
grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Ontario and Indiana.
The city of
Sterling Heights is supporting the project in the form of property tax
“A company of
this caliber moving to Sterling Heights speaks volumes about our City and its
viability for manufacturers,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor.
“Not only do we offer a strong workforce, but our low taxes and helpful staff
at City Hall make Sterling Heights an excellent place to locate a business. We
welcome Mitchell Plastics, and as a City, we will continue to work to be
attractive to such incredible business investments.”
automotive industry is being driven by innovation and creativity. Mitchell
Plastics joins the world-class cluster of capabilities and assets here in
Macomb County that have recently invested more than $5 billion dollars in our
local economy,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “Macomb County ranks third
in the nation for manufacturing growth, and these investments are going to
establish Macomb County as an epicenter for advanced manufacturing.”
information about careers with Ultra Manufacturing (USA) Inc., visit http://www.mitchellplastics.com/careers.php.
investment in the state’s automotive industry is a top priority for the
Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michigan ranks first in new
automotive-related jobs since 2009 with an increase of more than 200,000
through March 2016, according to the Center for Automotive Research. Michigan
is also home to 63 of the top 100 North American auto suppliers.
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