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SMTAutomation Plans Bruce Township, Michigan, Manufacturing Operations

SMTAutomation, a provider of automation equipment and machining services, will establish a manufacturing plant in Bruce Township, Michigan. The $7.2 million project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The new facility will include assembly and office space.

“We appreciate the support of the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Bruce Township as we continue to provide jobs and support the local community with this investment,” said SMTAutomation Finance Manager Elena Morales. “We are working toward obtaining our IOS9001 certification which will allow us to increase our capabilities, and look forward to being the employer and customer of choice.”

The project is being supported by a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Bruce Township has also offered a 50-percent property tax abatement.

“Congratulations to the SMTAutomation team on your continued growth and success! We appreciate your vote of confidence in the incredible talent and competitive business climate existing here in Michigan,” noted Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “We are grateful to the Governor, bipartisan leaders in the Legislature and local officials for their continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program. We’re proud to join partners in supporting SMTAutomation, and will continue working to grow jobs and provide greater employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for our friends and neighbors in Southeast Michigan.”

SMTAutomation specializes in the design, production and installation of a wide range of equipment for assembled process automation and provides services including CNC machining, laser cutting, and more. The company’s clients include OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers including GM, Ford, Magna and others.

“Our team worked closely with SMTAutomation during their effort to expand, and we're thrilled to see them move forward with this new facility here in Macomb County,” said Vicky Rowinski, director, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. “SMTAutomation is on the forefront of manufacturing technology and we are proud to have them continue to grow in our community.”

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