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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LTC Roll and Engineering Company expanding to St. Clair County, Michigan - $8.6 Million Investment – 90 Jobs

St. Clair County, Michigan

 LTC Roll & Engineering Company, a world class manufacturer of metallic components and assemblies supplying the automotive, building products and alternative energy market is expanding to St. Clair County, Michigan.     

LTC Roll & Engineering Company has purchased the vacant Manter facility located at 7177 Marine City Highway in the Township of Cottrellville and plans to invest nearly $8.6 million to modernize the building.  In addition, it will be creating 90 jobs.

LTC Roll & Engineering is a supplier to several highly recognized automotive customers, including General Motors (GM), Chrysler, Delphi Automotive Systems, Webasto, Lear, Magna and Faurecia.  Currently, the company has several locations in the Detroit area with corporate offices, manufacturing, engineering and tooling.  The new location will allow LTC to further grow its book of business in the automotive sector.

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I-69 International Trade Corridor NMDC Receives International Economic Development Award

The I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC) recently received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for Regionalism and Cross-Border Cooperation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).   The honor was awarded at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, October 20. 

 

The I-69 International Trade Corridor NMDC is a collaboration between Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer and St. Clair Counties, which is focused on promoting the region’s shared transportation assets (road, rail, air and water) and close proximity to Canada to generate economic development opportunities.

 

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C3 Capital Club adds $5,000 to entrepreneurial business competition –raising prize total to $15,500

Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Blue Water Region will now have an even better chance of accelerating creative and innovative business concepts into newly launched businesses.

GreenLight Port Huron is proud to announce the addition of a gracious $5,000 sponsorship by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s Community Capital Club (C3). 

The Community Capital Club (C3) has added $5,000 to the prize funding for GreenLight Port Huron’s entrepreneurial competition, raising the total giveaway to over $15,500 in total prizes, and increasing the Grand Prize (1st place) to an amazing $10,000.  

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