More than 400 new jobs expected to come to Genesee County

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Senator Jim Ananich said that two new business projects...
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Senator Jim Ananich said that two new business projects will hopefully create more than 400 new jobs in Genesee County.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 1:58 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Senator Jim Ananich announced on Tuesday that more than 400 new jobs are expected to come to Genesee County.

This announcement comes after Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation released the information about two business projects that are expected to create 424 new jobs and generate a total investment of $23 million in the Flint region.

“Genesee County’s hard workers and solid communities make it a perfect place for businesses to put down roots and grow. These hundreds of new jobs will draw in new families and bolster the local economy, leaving a lasting impact on our area. I’d like to thank Governor Whitmer, the MEDC, NorthGate, DAG Technology and everyone who has been committed to our region’s economic success,” said Ananich.

The two projects, both expected to be located in Genesee County, are focused on job growth in the county.

  • Supply chain management provider NorthGate bringing up to 374 jobs to Burton, investing $13 million

Security Packaging, Inc., NorthGate, was originally founded in Flint. This company provides supply chain management and packaging solutions.

Officials said that NorthGate plans to expand into an existing facility in the City of Burton.

  • Auto supplier DAG Technology establishing new manufacturing facility in Grand Blanc Township, investing $10 million

It is said that DAG Technology, Inc, coming to Grand Blanc Township, is a subsidiary of DAG LTD. LLC, which is a global leader in decorative wheel trim. Officials said that the company currently has 25 employees at its headquarters facility in Sterling Heights.

“These investments will create hundreds of promising jobs for Genesee County residents as we continue to grow Michigan’s economy and build strategic industries across the state,” said Governor Whitmer. “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.”

Watch ABC12 News at 5:00 p.m. for more on this developing report.

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