LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley on Friday applauded the Michigan Strategic Fund for approving an incentive that helped facilitate Walbro LLC choosing Michigan as the site for their newest expansion.
“This is great news for both Cass City and Michigan as a whole,” said Daley, R-Lum. “This expansion will further grow Walbro’s workforce in Michigan and create more manufacturing jobs in the 31st District. I appreciate the Michigan Strategic Fund’s continued support of Michigan’s rural communities.”
Walbro LLC was founded in Michigan in 1950 and is a manufacturer of carburetors, fuel tanks, fuel systems, ignition systems, fuel pumps, and more for the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, construction, agriculture and outdoor power equipment markets.
The company has facilities in the U.S., Japan, Thailand, Mexico, and China — including 350 employees currently working in Michigan. The project is expected to result in a total investment of $11.4 million, including a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and create an additional 40 manufacturing jobs in Cass City.
Michigan was chosen for the project over sites in Indiana, Ohio and Mexico.
An interactive Projects Map available on the MEDC website is updated daily to reflect the most recent Michigan successes incented by the MEDC. It can be viewed by region, county or legislative district.