Mining and steel company opens facility in Detroit
A mining and steel company opened Monday in the city’s I-94 Industrial Park, bringing 80 new jobs to an area that is being revived by major manufacturing companies.
The $83 million facility for ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks on Mount Elliott will be the company’s first location in Michigan, officials said during a press conference.
ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks builds and supplies automakers with laser-welded blanks that are stamped and assembled into a variety of parts including structural rails, door rings, door pillars and door inners.
The Luxembourg-based company received a property tax abatement that freezes its assessment for 10 years. It also received a $2 million performance-based grant based on job creation from the state of Michigan to support its operation.
“This facility is a key part of our overall growth strategy, and it signals growth for Detroit as well,” said Todd Baker, president of ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas. “It’s our responsibility as a company to work with these incentives … to create partnerships with our customers and our locations to bring the best solutions possible that we can.”
Honda Motor Co. is among its automotive partners. The 2014 Acura MDX has the industry’s first hot-stamped, laser-welded door ring, which gives vehicles their strength and stiffness.
The new companies mark a turning point in an area that saw little to no development for 25 years, Duggan said. The neighborhood was often viewed as a symbol of Detroit’s failure, the mayor said.
ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks renovated a historic building for its operation. The 313,000-square-foot facility was built in 1926 and previously housed the Michigan company R.C. Mahon.
Morson said he believes the company will spark more economic development in the neighborhood.
Posted By: The Detroit News on February 26, 2018. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
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