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Governor Announces Expansion of Hess Industries in Milton Township to Bring 142 New Michigan Jobs

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Global Manufacturer Chooses Michigan for $4.5 Million Investment

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced Hess Industries Inc. will invest $4.5 million to expand its operations in Milton Township and relocate its Capitol Technologies division from Indiana. The project will create 142 new jobs, including 131 directly by the company. Assistance offered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation helped convince the company to invest and create jobs in Michigan.

An economic analysis conducted by the MEDC estimates that increased economic activity created by the new facility will generate an additional 11 indirect Michigan jobs, in addition to the 131 created directly by the company. The project is expected to generate more than $46.3 million in personal income for Michigan workers over the life of the tax credit.

The expansion is one of five economic development projects the Governor announced today. In all, they are expected to create and retain a total of 14,297 Michigan jobs.

Based in Michigan and Indiana, Hess Industries operates through its three subsidiaries: Hess Engineering, Capitol Technologies and X-Cel Steel Fabricating. The group of companiesprovides a spectrum of metal forming, metal processing, manufacturing and factory automation solutions to the global market.


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