EQ United Plans Cassopolis, Michigan, Operations-Manufacturing Center
The company is planning to consolidate its manufacturing operations, EQ Systems, into one facility, where it will house office space, retail and installation space and additional manufacturing areas. The company will also add manufacturing capacity with the expectation of increasing its overall ability to produce cylinders it is currently purchasing from vendors in Minnesota and Canada.
“EQ United and its subsidiary, EQ Systems, is looking forward to our continued growth and expansion by moving our manufacturing operations into Cassopolis, Michigan. We are eager to become a part of the local community and landscape, providing a great place to work and for a strong partnership with the MEDC,” said Nate Carpenter, CFO of EQ United. “We are striving for more in-house manufacturing and currently we are working on doubling our cylinder manufacturing and producing wire harnesses for many outside markets. Our ‘United’ company will continue to provide quality products and services to the markets and regions we currently serve and beyond.”
According to state officials, the project is being supported by a $350,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Indiana.
“Congratulations to the team at EQ United on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate your vote of confidence in incredible talent and competitive business climate here in Michigan,” said?Quentin Messer, Jr.,?CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “This project is a win for Southwest Michigan and for the entire state. We’re proud to join our local partners as we welcome EQ United to Cassopolis, and we look forward to attracting more companies like EQ United to Michigan.”
The project further builds on Michigan’s leadership position in advanced manufacturing and will solidify the company’s future growth in the state. Market Van Buren, the Economic development agency in Van Buren County, offered to assist the company in finding candidates for the newly-created positions, and the company also plans to work closely with Michigan Works.
“We are excited to welcome Days Corporation to Cass County,” said Market Van Buren Executive Director Zach Morris. “We look forward to supporting their growth and celebrate the new jobs and investment that Days Corporation is bringing to our community.”
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