JD Castings Expands Iron Mountain, Michigan, Manufacturing Complex
Currently at capacity at its Wisconsin facility, the company plans to purchase a vacant building in Iron Mountain to accommodate its expanded operations and allow for additional space for future growth.
“JD Castings is expanding into Iron Mountain because of the readily-available facility that will allow for significant growth in the future and the access to the talented workforce Michigan has to offer,” said JD Castings President Rod DeClark. “The MEDC, Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance and other local partners all provided support with the expansion, and will serve as valued partners as we continue to grow our team.”
According to Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the company will make a total private investment of $770,000, with support of a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The Dickinson County Economic Development Alliance has also offered to support the project with staff time and resources.
“JD Castings’ expansion in the Upper Peninsula underscores the strength of Michigan’s business climate and will create good-paying jobs for our skilled workforce,” said?Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This is great news for workers and their families as we continue our economic jumpstart and put Michigan back to work. With the help of companies like JD Castings, we can put Michigan first and build back our state’s economy stronger than ever before.”
JD Castings, Inc. provides services for foundries that produce castings for the automotive, agriculture and industrial industries. The company is currently at capacity at its Wisconsin facility and is experiencing increased customer demand.
“We are pleased to welcome JD Castings to Michigan as they create 24 new advanced manufacturing jobs and tap into a robust, highly skilled talent pool that stretches across all corners of the state,” said Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President of the MEDC. “We appreciate the efforts of local partners in Iron Mountain to support this project and will work with JD Castings as it continues to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents.”
The project aligns with MEDC’s strategic focus area of supporting an advanced manufacturing business growth in the state. In addition, the new facility will provide high-wage jobs to area residents, put a vacant building back into use, and brings an out-of-state business to Michigan. JD Castings plans to work with Michigan Works! to reach local talent in disadvantaged areas.
“The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance is pleased to welcome JD Castings to the Iron Mountain community and we look forward to working with the company as they grow their team and expand into their new facility,” said DAEDA Executive Director Lois Ellis.
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