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Lansing, MI- UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc., established in 1974 as Whitehall Industries, is a leadingmanufacturer of extruded aluminum components for automotive structural, sunroof and other newdesign applications including electric vehicles. The company is a subsidiary of UAJC Group, a globalaluminum group based in Tokyo. Due to increased demand, Whitehall is in need of additional extrusionand fabrication capacity. The company plans to expand its existing facility and construct a new, 110,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Pere Marquette Charter Township (Mason County). The project isexpected to generate total private investment of more than $28.8 million and create 128 jobs withinthree years. As a result, the company has been awarded a $640,000 Michigan Business DevelopmentProgram performance-based grant that will help offset recruiting and training costs. Michigan waschosen over a competing site in Kentucky. Pere Marquette Charter Township has offered support to theproject in the form of potential property tax abatements. Michigan Works! West Central is alsosupporting the project with $140,000 in training funds. Individuals interested in working for UACJWhitehall should send their resumes to HR@uwh.uacjgroup.com.“Although we have expanded to Mexico and Kentucky in recent years, Ludington remains ourheadquarters and where the majority of our technical resources are based,” said UACJ AutomotiveWhitehall President and Chief Operating Officer David Cooper. “The Ludington workforce is veryexperienced and highly productive. This, coupled with the generous incentives offered by the State ofMichigan and Pere Marquette Township, made Ludington the best option for our expansion.”
Mason County, MI –Connect Michigan applauds the efforts of Mason County, Michigan, for achieving
certification under Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. Today, ConnectMichigan presented Mason County’s certification and its Technology Action Plan before the MasonCounty Growth Alliance. The release of this plan follows months of extensive analysis of thecommunity’s broadband and technology standing and understanding its technology goals. TheTechnology Action Plan gives step-by-step action items to ensure Mason County reaches thosetechnology goals.