Indiana-based Stealth Enterprises establishing first Michigan operations in Berrien Springs, creating up to 50 jobs. Redall Industries expanding operations in Yale, creating up to 34 new jobs.
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced two business expansion projects, expected to create 84 new jobs and generate over $1.4 million in capital investment, have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The projects are in the cities of Yale and Berrien Springs.
“Today’s investments will create 84 good-paying jobs, building on our economic momentum as more companies choose to ‘make it’ in Michigan,” said Governor Whitmer. “Let’s keep working together to win projects that bring good-paying jobs to every region of the state. Together, we will keep growing our economy, helping businesses expand, and building a bright future for Michigan.”
“The decision by these two companies to expand in Michigan highlights the strength of our manufacturing ecosystem and supply chain, while further demonstrating our commitment to providing long-term economic growth for all Michiganders,” said MEDC Sr. Vice President of Regional Prosperity, Matt McCauley. “These projects reflect our commitment to working with our partners to ensure that Michigan becomes an even better place for each of our 10 million-plus friends and neighbors to live, work, play and thrive.”
Redall Industries, Inc., established in 1945 in the city of Yale, designs and manufactures roll form solutions as well as a variety of stampings, steel moldings, trims, tubes, and robotic and welding assemblies serving customers in the automotive and appliance industries. The company currently employs 88 Michigan residents.
Redall has recently secured several new contracts supporting the solar, automotive and electric vehicle industries and plans to expand its services to offer products in the alternative energy industry. The company plans to expand at its operations in Yale, where it will invest in new machinery and equipment to expand its portfolio of products.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $650,000 and create 34 jobs with the support of a $156,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The company chose Michigan for the expansion because of its current and future customer base potential and its committed talent, as well as the partnerships it has established with the community.
Redall supports the personal growth of its employees by offering on-the-job training and seeks to promote from within whenever possible. The company utilizes Michigan Works! to reach local talent in disadvantaged areas and underrepresented communities. One of the company’s new contracts will involve bringing jobs to the U.S. that are currently being performed in Mexico and another is choosing to partner with the company rather than outsourcing overseas.
The project supports the state’s work to position itself as the global leader in the future of mobility and automotive manufacturing and will bring immediate job growth with an expanding auto supplier in a small, rural community. It will also support the company’s presence and future growth in the state.
“The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is pleased to support Redall Industries’ expansion in the city of Yale,” says Dan Casey, EDA’s CEO. “As the largest employer in Yale, Redall’s growth provides new career opportunities for the residents of Yale and northeastern St. Clair County. We congratulation this family-owned and operated manufacturer on their exciting future.”
The EDA of St. Clair County has offered to assist the company in finding candidates for the newly created positions. To apply for careers with Redall Industries, visit http://www.redall.com/2021/online-job-application/.
Stealth Enterprises, LLC is a Tier 1 manufacturer of recreational vehicle haulers and trailers for the Midwest. The company currently does not have a presence in Michigan.
The company is experiencing continued growth and plans to lease an existing facility in the village of Berrien Springs that previously housed a tool and die company. The project will require significant renovations, including the reconstruction of the loading docks, and will also require the purchase of new systems, machinery, and equipment.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $791,538 and create 50 jobs with the support of a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Indiana and Wisconsin due to the company’s growing customer base and relationships with Michigan-based suppliers.
Stealth will utilize the local Michigan Works! to reach nearby talent in disadvantaged areas and underrepresented communities. It also offers on-the-job training for its computer numerical control machinists and welders which takes up to eight weeks and includes pay increases when completed.
The project will bring immediate manufacturing jobs with a growing company to the region and will repurpose a facility that has been vacant for five years. It could also lead to future investment by the company in the state.
“We are thrilled that Stealth Enterprises, LLC has decided to expand in Berrien County,” said Cathy Tilley, Director of Business Development at Cornerstone Alliance. “This project will bring immediate job opportunities in manufacturing to residents.”
Cornerstone Alliance has offered staff time and resources in support of the project. Information careers with Stealth Enterprises can be found here: https://www.stealthtrailer.com/careers/.
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