Attica Manufacturing, Inc., a London, Ontario, company has signed a 2-year lease to open a U.S. location at 10138 Radiance Drive, in Fair Haven, Michigan.  The company will be investing up to $1.5 Million in machinery and equipment and adding up to 20 jobs over the next two years.

Specializing in CNC machined parts, Attica Manufacturing, serves clients in the healthcare, energy automotive, food & beverage industry.  The U.S. facility in St. Clair County, Michigan, will expand its manufacturing capabilities to also include fabricating.

Attica opened as a small entrepreneur in 1976 with just six machines operating in a 3,000-square-foot Ontario location.  The company has steadily expanded over the years, reaching over 40 machines and growing to over 40 employees and 25,000 square feet.  The company achieved an ISO 9001:2000 designation in 2005, the ultimate global benchmark for quality management.   

 “This new U.S. facility will help us to expand international operations and accommodate additional U.S. customers with ease.  We hope to steadily grow our new U.S. division to allow for further expansion in the near future” said Andy Marvokesfalos, President of Attica Manufacturing. “The St. Clair County, Michigan, region has a proven history of manufacturing success with the workforce needed to help us grow U.S. market potential.  We are excited to build on existing cross-border relationships and to bring new jobs to the community.”

 “We welcome Attica Manufacturing to the IRA Township community,” said IRA Township Supervisor, Robert McCoy. “We look forward to the company’s arrival.  We will also be glad to assist them with the permitting process or any other inspections required by our community.”

Attica Manufacturing contacted the EDA in January to enquire about existing buildings, incorporation procedures and other issues related to conducting business across an international border.  EDA connected the company to various resources and conducted tours of six locations in the county.  The Ira Township site was selected due to its proximity to Attica’s customers.

“We have been focusing on the Canadian market for the past couple of years,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the EDA.  “The lower business costs in the U.S. and St. Clair County’s proximity to the border make our area an attractive option for Canadian companies.”

 “This is a great opportunity to bring another company to our community that offers the potential for future growth.” said EDA’s Director of Business Attraction, David Haynes.  “Having a U.S. location should help Attica Manufacturing to win more business, and we’re also close enough to its London plant to allow the company to manage both facilities with existing staff.”

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