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Axis Automation Expands Walker, Michigan, Facility

Automation solutions provider Axis Automation is expanding operations at its campus in Walker, Michigan. The $5.7 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The investment is being supported by a $500,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant.

“Continuing our growth in Michigan enables us to confidently invest in our team and facilities which, at the end of the day, support our customers and mission,” said Lead Project Manager at Axis. Ryan Ruster.

The Right Place worked with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than out-of-state locations.

“Congratulations to the team at Axis Automation on your continued growth and success! We’re pleased to support your expansion in Michigan and appreciate this vote of confidence in the strength of our talented workforce and attractive business climate,” noted Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board. “We are grateful to the Governor, bi-partisan members of the Legislature and local officials for their continued support of the Jobs Ready Michigan Program, which is designed to respond to specific needs of companies like Axis Automation that are creating high-wage, high-skill jobs for Michiganders. We’re proud to join our local partners to create these high-tech STEM jobs here and look forward to working Axis Automation to grow, add even more jobs, and provide greater employment and entrepreneurial opportunity for our friends and neighbors in West Michigan.”

AXIS Automation is an industry leading manufacturing company providing a wide range of innovative automated decorating and finishing solutions for the baking and snack food industry.

“Axis Automation is an incredibly experienced team of manufacturing and technology integration professionals,” added Jen Wangler, Vice President of Technology at The Right Place and project lead. “Their decision to stay in the area helps us continue our work of advancing manufacturers through technology integration and establishing our region as the next tech hub of the Midwest. We’re excited that they can continue to grow their team here in West Michigan.”

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