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Logistics company, auto supplier to create 424 jobs near Flint

A supply chain management company and an automotive supplier are planning to invest $23 million in Genesee County and create 424 jobs to fulfill contracts with their OEM customers.

Flint-based logistics and packaging company NorthGate expects to bring 374 jobs to Burton, while Sterling Heights-based DAG Technology Inc. said it will add 50 jobs in Grand Blanc Township, according to a Tuesday news release from the state.

NorthGate will invest $13 million in its expansion, and the move will be supported by a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to lure it away from competing sites in Ohio.

The company plans to move into a vacant 412,000-square-foot building formerly home to a Lowe’s store near a parts processing center for General Motors Co., the company’s major client, according to meeting minutes last year from Burton’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The company also purchased a former Lowe’s store in Flint Township, MLive reported in February.

The expansion would allow NorthGate to fulfill a five-year contract with the automaker, processing and packing more than 65,000 service parts per day, according to a briefing memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

“The project will foster job growth in a regional impact industry of logistics and will bring a large number of pathway jobs to a geographically disadvantaged area of the state,” the news release said.

DAG Technology, which supplies decorative wheel trim to OEMs, plans to invest $10 million and create 50 jobs by moving its component manufacturing from southern China to a 60,000-square-foot plant in Grand Blanc Township at the request of its OEM customers, according to the release. The move is being boosted by a $300,000 performance-based grant.

“Today’s business expansions are helping us stay laser-focused on creating good jobs, growing our economy, and continuing to lead in key industries like manufacturing and supply chain logistics,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in the release.


Posted By: Crain’s Detroit Business on October 12, 2021.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

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