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L3Harris Technologies Expands Cascade Township, Michigan, Operations Complex

L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology provider, is expanding its operations in Cascade Township, Michigan. The $2.58 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The company is looking to consolidate its manufacturing footprint and plans to bring operations from several out-of-state locations into its Cascade facility, which currently employs 234 people. The facility designs, assembles and tests “black boxes” of a variety of sizes, as well as surveillance and display equipment for aircraft and flight data monitoring services.

“With assistance from The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC, we will expand our Grand Rapids operations to meet our growing, diverse client base,” said L3Harris Technologies President of Commercial Aviation Alan Crawford. “The Greater Grand Rapids region offers the skilled employee base and thriving business environment we need, so we look forward to our continued success here.”

According to Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the project will be supported by a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

“Congratulations to the team at L3Harris on your growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our talented workforce and competitive business climate here in Michigan,”?said?Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board.?“We’re pleased to work with our partners at The Right Place and Cascade Township to bring these high-wage jobs to the area, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow and add jobs in Michigan.”

L3Harris Technologies supplies a variety of services, systems, and products to the commercial aviation OEMs and operators as well as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. government intelligence agencies, NASA and other customers.

“L3Harris Technologies’ decision to expand its Cascade Township operations over competing regions across the country is a win for our region,” said Randy Thelen, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “Greater Grand Rapids competes on both a national and global scale for hi-tech, innovative companies like L3Harris. Winning projects of this caliber further strengthens our defense and R&D cluster, while bringing high-paying jobs to our community.”

The Governor’s Office said the project will continue to grow Michigan’s advanced manufacturing sector and will further boost the state as a hub for commercial and defense-related aviation manufacturing and R&D.?

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