400 New Manufacturing Jobs and 350,000 Sq. Ft. Plant Coming to Lansing Region
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LANSING, MI – Norplas Industries, Inc., a manufacturing division of Magna Exteriors and Interiors, announced today at the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board that they have selected a site in Delta Township, Lansing, Michigan for its new 350,000 square foot, state-of-the-art robotic paint line and injection molding, tier one, manufacturing facility. The company plans to invest $75 million and create 400 jobs in the Lansing region.
Norplas received approval from the MSF Board for $2 million in economic incentives. The Delta Township, Lansing site was in competition with sites from around the state and out of state.
In attendance at the MSF Board, along with Norplas Industries and Magna officials, was Bob Trezise, President of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Ed Reed, Economic Development Coordinator for Delta Township, Ken Fletcher, Delta Township Supervisor, and Kathleen White, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Business Development Manager for the Lansing Region who operates out of the LEAP office.
“LEAP and Delta Township have been pleased to work with Norplas and the MEDC in putting together the final pieces for this major manufacturing project. This region and LEAP have built a foundation and taken specific actions over the past few years, to make opportunities for Norplas Industries and others possible,” said Bob Trezise, President & CEO of Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). “We would like to thank Norplas for their investment and commitment to our region and thank the MEDC and Delta Township for all of their efforts.”
Ken Fletcher, Delta Township Supervisor, adds “We are pleased to welcome a very major company like this to our community. Delta Township continues its tradition as a pro-business community, which is home to some of the world’s major manufacturers and distributors, including GM, and now Norplas. Delta Township looks forward to continuing its work with Norplas, LEAP and the MEDC to make this project a success.”
Along with the state incentives, a local incentive from Delta Township and other LEAP/Delta Township assistance will continue to be required.
Trezise added that he believes that this may be the largest, new manufacturer adding new jobs, building a new, very large facility in our region, in the last 15 years. Trezise believes that the Lansing region continues to lead the state and nationally, when it comes to recent, successful economic development efforts. This major announcement is but further evidence that something very special is happening to our region. He also notes there is more to come.