St. Clair County Business Success Stories
Keihin Indiana Precision Technology announced in April (07) the company's selection of St. Clair County's Village of Capac for the home of their newest manufacturing facility. Keihin Michigan Manufacturing will be the 4th US facility for Keihin Corporation and this $22 Million investment included the purchase of 24 acres of land. Keihin's new 153,000 sq.ft. facility was completed in the Spring of 2008 and employs approximately 260 people. Keihin is the largest supplier to Honda in North America and produces approximately 680,000 Intake Manifold Assemblies and 200,000 HVAC systems at this plant for Honda annually. The assisted with the recruitment of Keihin over several months and coordinated a comprehensive package of incentives including grants for infrastructure improvements, a 50% property tax abatement for 12 years and a $1.1 Million State tax credit. EDA looks forward to building relationships with other suppliers in the Honda family.
Rockford Carving Company relocates to St. Clair County, MI from IL
We are proud that Rockford Carving Company chose to relocate from Rockford, Ilinois to Marine City, Michigan. Rockford Carving manufactures guitar components for well known companies such as Gibson, CF Martin, Fender, Heritage and many others. We are appreciative to have this unique business and Rockford's multi-million dollar investment in their 52,000 square foot plant and equipment in Marine City. The EDA assisted Rockford Carving with their site selection process including investigation and referral of possible funding sources and incentives to the company's consulting attorney Dkyema-Gossett. The EDA further assisted Rockforc Carving with the successful preparation, submittal and approval of a Personal Property Tax abatement..
Investment: Multi- Million
Dana Corporation is a supplier of drivetrain, chassis, structural, and engine technologies to every major vehicle and engine producer in the world. In 2006, Dana chose to expand their St. Clair County location by 28,000 square feet, investing $9.7 Million and creating 130 new jobs. The EDA crafted a package of assistance that helped influence Dana to locate additional production opportunities in its St. Clair facility. The assistance coordinated via the EDA included property tax abatements, investment tax credits, SBT credits for personal property investments and resolving several issues related to approval and implementation of its site plan.
Investment: $9.7 Million
St. Clair County is proud to have several successful companies located here, below are a few of our areas top employers :
Top to Bottom and Left to Right:
Row 1 - SMR, AT&T, St. Clair County, SEMCO Energy, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital
Row 2 - City of Port Huron, Mueller Brass, GMA, St. Clair County Regional Education Service, DTE Energy
Row 3 - Cargill Salt, Domtar, HP Pelzer, Port Huron Hospital, Meijer
Row 4 - International Automotive Components (IAC), St. Clair Community College, Keihin, Port Huron Area School District
Row 5 - Walmart, Birchwood Mall, St. John River District Hospital, Johnson Controls
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