PTM Corporation Expanding in IRA Township


PTM Corporation, a full service metal stamper, serving automotive, agriculture, appliance and other non automotive industries manufacturer is expanding Ira Township.  PTM offers expert engineers, state-of-the-art CAD systems and world-class tooling facilities. PTM is investing $5 million to expand its St. Clair County, Michigan, production capabilities and to add an additional 20 jobs.  Approximately 30,000-square-feet is being added to the current Fair Haven production facility.  The new addition is expected to be complete by spring.  

PTM Corporation has been producing metal stampings since 1972.  Their expertise and experience is wide ranging, to include detail part design, prototype, tool build and high volume production.  PTM metal stampings are found on an estimated 70-75% of all cars and light trucks on the road today.  

Learn more about PTM by visiting their website.   

The Economic Development Alliance is proud to have PTM as an EDA Member Investor and strong supporter of economic and community development. 

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Eissman Group Automotive Plans Expansion

Port Huron, Michigan, auto supplier, Eissmann Group Automotive hopes to add another 50 jobs in 2016 and as many as 300 people by 2018.  Currently, the German Company has submitted preliminary plans for an 88,000 square foot expansion to its 60,000 square-foot building in the Port Huron Industrial Park.  

Eissmann Group Automotive is headquartered in Bad Urach, Germany.  The company does leather interior production and prototype development for luxury vehicles, including models of the Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Reserve.  

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International Automotive Components Expanding & Adding Jobs

International Automotive Components (IAC), LLC. located in the St. Clair, Michigan, Haas Industrial Park will be adding 57 projected new full-time, quality jobs with benefits as its expands to fulfill new work contracts.  The company currently employs 225 employees.

The estimated $2 million dollar expansion will include 40,000 square-feet to the north of the building and an investment of approximately $8 million in the purchase of new equipment.  The City of St. Clair approved a 50 percent, 12-year tax abatement on real property taxes to support the project.    

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McLaren Port Huron unveils $162 million expansion and renovation plans

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron is one step closer to breaking ground on one of the largest construction projects the greater Port Huron community has witnessed in decades. As part of a broad campus development strategy that began in spring 2014, the McLaren Port Huron Board of Trustees announced they have approved the project costs for the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron and a new four- or five-story patient tower.

The master facility plan, made possible by the May 2014 integration of the 132-year-old Port Huron Hospital with McLaren Health Care, will amount to more than $160 million. It will combine a renovation of the existing patient floors with a redesign of most hospital inpatient services. An additional 200,000 square feet will be added to the existing facility, and another 100,000 square feet will be renovated.


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SMR announces expansion and 200 new jobs in the city of Marysville, Michigan

Marysville, Michigan 

Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR), one of the largest manufacturers of rearview mirrors for passenger cars in the world, is expanding its Marysville, Michigan, location.  The company will invest $18.6 million in an 85,000-square-foot expansion that will result in the creation of approximately 200 jobs over the next three years. Once completed, the new facility will be used for assembly and warehousing of product.  The project also includes the acquisition of land for additional parking.

SMR operates 110 facilities spread over 25 countries on 6 continents. 

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McLaren Port Huron to open new St. Clair Community Health Center Feb. 2

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron will increase its ability to serve the health care needs of the Blue Water community by opening its fifth community health center on Feb. 2.

The new McLaren Port Huron St. Clair Community Health Center is located in the St. Clair Landing Shopping Center at 1163 South Carney Drive, St. Clair, next door to Nieman’s Market. The 8,000 square foot building features a total of 14 exam rooms, radiology services, laboratory collection, and will offer a combination of primary care and multi-specialty care.  

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Binational Meet the Buyer Event Seeks Buyers, Sellers & Quick Pitch Presenters

Local, regional and international partners from Michigan and Canada are collaborating to provide a unique opportunity for buyers in Ontario and Michigan to diversify their supply base, discover new products, and develop cross-border contacts at the region’s first Binational Meet the Buyer event.

The Binational Meet The Buyer event will be held on April 22, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Port Huron, Michigan, from 10:30 AM -3:30PM.  The event will begin with registration and opportunities for networking. 

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I-69 Thumb Region Poised for Logistics/Distribution Growth

Internationally respected data sources reveal opportunities and competitive advantages

(St. Clair County, Michigan) - The I-69 Thumb Region’s logistics and distribution market is growing rapidly according to a recent study by The Corradino Group. The Kentucky project management company researches areas of potential growth in public and private sectors. The results of a study conducted this year in partnership with the economic organization IHS Global Insight revealed that the  I-69 Thumb Region’s commodities traffic will see a 35 percent increase in tonnage and a 63 percent increase in the value of inbound and outbound freight by 2030. This indicates an increase in business transportation traffic valued at $48.2 billion.

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