Rexair, a leading direct seller and manufacturer of premium vacuum cleaning systems for residential customers, will onshore some production from China with the expansion of its facility in Cadillac, Michigan. The $3.35 million project is expected to create nine new jobs.
Due to supply chain issues overseas, the company is bringing manufacturing of certain products back to the United States, according to state officials. Rexair will install nine new injection molding machines. The company is focused on environmentally responsible manufacturing, and the new equipment will decrease their power consumption by as much as 60 percent.
“Rexair is excited to be working with MEDC and the city of Cadillac in our combined efforts to grow Michigan’s economy and employment opportunities,” said Rexair Environmental Health and Safety Administrator Jeff Nerem. “This is truly a team effort to invest in all our futures.”
The project is being supported by a $48,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The city of Cadillac plans to support the company by aiding with permitting or other requirements.
“I am thrilled to learn about Rexair’s continued commitment to reinvest in their city of Cadillac, Michigan facility, and it is truly wonderful to see the impact of the collaborative efforts between the MEDC and the City result in such a positive outcome,” said Cadillac City Manager Marcus A. Peccia. “The creation of new positions coupled with nearly $1.4 million in capital investment will lead to more local sustainability for the Rexair facility, additional employment opportunities, and is another great example of the viability of Cadillac as the place for economic development activities. A sincere thank you to both Rexair and the MEDC for making this investment in the city of Cadillac.”
The company’s principal product, the Rainbow vacuum cleaner, is sold in countries around the globe through a network of third-party distributors. Rexair is headquartered in Troy and currently employs 228 people in Michigan.