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Navico Group Establishes Lowell, Michigan, Centers of Excellence

Navico Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation and a supplier of integrated systems and products for the marine and RV industries, plans to establish operations in Lowell, Michigan. The $32.7 million project is expected to create 80 jobs.

The investment will include two Centers of Excellence in metal fabrication and electrification which will increase quality, capacity, and efficiency, as well as improve product manufacturing capabilities.

“We are excited about this investment, which is a significant step in our commitment to being a leader in metal fabrication and electrification for the industries we serve,” said Brett Dibkey, Navico Group President. “The new manufacturing capabilities that we are implementing in the Lowell facility will enhance product development agility and speed-to-market.?We appreciate MEDC’s support and look forward to the positive impact this project will have on both our business and the Michigan economy.”

The project is being supported by a $480,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the city of Lowell anticipates approval of a 12-year, 50-percent tax abatement in support of the project.

“The decision by Navico to expand its manufacturing capabilities to enhance its Attwood product line in Michigan underscores our state’s leadership in future mobility and electrification, and demonstrates our commitment to continue prioritizing the development of sustainable, accessible mobility solutions for air, land, and water,” noted?Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer Justine Johnson. “We’re pleased to join our local partners in supporting this expansion, and look forward to working with the company as it helps play a key role in Michigan’s comprehensive approach to mobility solutions development.”

Navico Group is a supplier of integrated systems and products to industries ranging from marine to recreational vehicle and beyond. The company’s portfolio includes industry brands in power management, digital control & monitoring, networked devices, and marine electronics.

“The Right Place is thrilled to have been a partner in Navico Group’s Attwood expansion,” added Olivia Lanctot, business development manager at The Right Place and project lead. “This expansion is going to allow them to bolster their R&D efforts, paving the way for new innovations in marine mobility. Their commitment to staying and growing in our region proves that Greater Grand Rapids is the place to be for advanced manufacturing & technology companies. We’re excited to see what comes next for them.”

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