Factory expansion creates 31 jobs in Milton
Photo courtesy of Fontijne Grotnes
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for Fontijne Formitt. The company will expand operations and establish a new production line at its plant in Milton Township. It will invest approximately $2.6 million in the project and create up to 31 jobs.
The company will produce a type of tubular component for the exhaust of catalytic converters for gas and diesel engines, expanding the facility in Cass County. According to the company’s website, it specializes in product development, prototyping and production spinforming and fabrication of customer defined hollow tube shapes and assemblies. Its parent company, Fontijne Grotnes, is an international technology leader in a wide range of market segments headquartered in the Netherlands.
The MBDP provides grants, loans and other economic assistance to qualified businesses that make investments or create jobs in the state, with preference given to businesses that need additional assistance for deal-closing and for second stage gap financing.