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Michigan spends $9.2M toward new 1,200-acre megasite near Flint

Posted By: Bridge Michigan on April 16, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Michigan is adding $9.2 million in public funding toward developing a megasite near Flint in the hopes that the 1,200 acres it comprises will be attractive to an advanced manufacturing company. The property — located in Mundy Township, near Flint’s Bishop […]

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New Wyoming-area truck part facility will create 130 jobs

Posted By: WOODTV on March 7, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A West Michigan-based truck part company is expanding with a facility in the Wyoming area, Crain’s Grand Rapids Business reports. Weller Truck Parts has renovated the 131,000-square-foot building at 1250 60th Street near Burlingame Avenue in Byron Township to include […]

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GM set for summer groundbreaking at former Palace of Auburn Hills site

Posted By: Detroit Free Press on February 22, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. General Motors will break ground on the site of the former Palace of Auburn Hills this summer, beginning its plan to redevelop the former concert and sporting stadium into a parts plant for electric pickup trucks. The former home of […]

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Lucid Motors awarded $6 million grant for Southfield engineering and research center

Posted By: The Detroit News on February 27, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday approved a $6 million grant to support California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors in establishing a $10 million engineering and research center in Southfield. The project, supported by the governing board […]

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Novi battery startup Our Next Energy launches pilot production at new plant

Posted By: The Detroit News on November 1, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Our Next Energy, a Novi-based battery startup, said Wednesday that it’s launched pilot production of lithium iron phosphate batteries at its new plant in Van Buren Township. The startup plans to supply battery cells for customers in […]

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MEDC OKs $5M grant for $41M Samsung expansion, 368 new jobs in Auburn Hills

Posted By: The Detroit News on September 26, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday approved a $5 million grant for Samsung SDI America Inc.’s plans to expand two facilities in Auburn Hills, creating up to 368 jobs. According to an MEDC briefing memo, the $41 […]

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Today’s Most-Desired Office Amenities

Posted By: Commercial Property Executive on April 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A new survey by design firm SGA highlights both traditional and emerging preferences. The top amenities currently in demand by office users are a mix of both continuing and emerging trends, including coffee shops, air-purification systems, access to outdoor […]

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How Michigan battery startup Our Next Energy plans to conquer mass EV market

Posted By: The Detroit News on April 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The idea that would eventually become a business valued at more than $1 billion first struck Mujeeb Ijaz in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic when he — like many people — was spending a lot of time […]

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Dana pivots to EV research even as legacy driveline business carries sales

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on March 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Dana Inc., a longtime maker of axles and drivelines for light to heavy-duty trucks, is investing aggressively for an electrified future. The company’s three-building, advanced technical complex and headquarters in Maumee employs about 950 people, the vast […]

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Gotion puts battery plant plan on hold in one of two Mich. towns, official says

Posted By: The Detroit News on February 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A Chinese battery plant slated for development in the Big Rapids area appears to be putting plans on hold, at least temporarily, in a township where it was looking to locate its facility, the township supervisor said […]

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Ford details $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Marshall

Posted By: The Detroit News on February 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. With a single multi-billion-dollar battery investment, Ford Motor Co. is signaling that Michigan will play a central role in the Dearborn automaker’s bid to secure its electric-vehicle supply chain and ramp up EV production. The Blue Oval confirmed […]

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GM to invest close to $1B in 4 US factories, 2 in Michigan

Posted By: Detroit Free Press on January 20, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. General Motors is investing $918 million in four U.S. plants for expanded V-8 engine production in light-duty full-size pickups and large SUVs as well as component parts for electric vehicles. GM made the announcement Friday at Flint Engine […]

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LG gets extension on Holland battery plant expansion as plans with GM stall

Posted By: The Detroit News on January 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. LG Energy Solution is getting an extension on formally entering into an agreement with Michigan’s quasi-governmental economic engine to quintuple the size of its Holland electric-vehicle battery plant just days after it first was reported that the company […]

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Meijer First Retailer to Run All-electric Semis in Cold Weather Climate

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retailer that operates one of the largest fleets in Michigan with 250 semitrucks, has deployed two of the first all-electric semitrucks outside of California. The retailer also is the first nationwide to track the performance of […]

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Tesla plans electric vehicle R&D, repair facility in Southfield

Posted By: The Detroit News on November 4, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Tesla Inc. has received approval from the City of Southfield to move forward with expanding a building for a research and development and repair facility for electric vehicles. The city recently updated its zoning ordinance to allow […]

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Electric truck maker Via Motors eyes HQ move from Utah to Auburn Hills

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. John Boyd and Gary Stephens of Signature Associates are proud to have been a part of this deal.   Via Motors, an electric vehicle manufacturer, is considering relocating its headquarters from Utah to Auburn Hills to grow its […]

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Michigan startup investing $1.6B in EV battery gigafactory, creating 2,112 jobs

Posted By: mlive on October 5, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Jim Montgomery and Joe Hamway are proud to have been a part of this deal.   A Michigan startup is getting a $200 million state grant for a new $1.6 billion electric vehicle battery gigafactory in Wayne County. The […]

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New EV Charging Firm FLO in Auburn Hills to Produce 250,000 Chargers

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 5, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Gary Stephens is proud to have been a part of this deal.   FLO, a North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company based in Quebec, Canada, cut the ribbon on its first U.S. facility located in Auburn Hills […]

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Honda ups EV ante with $4.2 billion Ohio battery and plant investment

Posted By: Toledo Blade on October 11, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Honda is staying home in Ohio with a new $4.2 billion investment for EV production and a giant, joint venture battery plant in Fayette County, 40 miles southwest of Columbus, the company announced today. The announcement in Columbus […]

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Mecosta County, township officials approve 30-year Renaissance Zone incentive for potential battery project

Posted By: MiBiz on September 26, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A trio of Mecosta County municipalities have approved a 30-year tax incentive to help lure a multi-billion dollar electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility that promises more than 2,000 jobs. Officials from the county, Big Rapids Charter Township and Green […]

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New auto supplier factory to be built in Warren, create high-paying jobs

A new factory to supply battery materials to electric vehicles will be built in Warren, creating jobs that will pay an average of $40 an hour. Graphex Technologies and Emerald Energy Solutions said Tuesday they will build a 150,000 square-foot graphite processing facility at Emerald Business Park on Hoover Road near 8 Mile Road and Groesbeck Highway. The facility, which will cost $50 […]

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State board OKs giving GM $824 million to lure $7 billion in EV investments

General Motors Co. and battery maker LG Energy Solution won tax incentives exceeding $824 million for up to $7 billion in new capital investment expanding GM’s EV and battery production in Michigan. The incentives include a first-of-its-kind $600 million direct taxpayer grant from the state of Michigan for GM and its partner that will subsidize the […]

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