Schmidt applauds MEDC action on forthcoming manufacturing facility in Antrim County

Senator Wayne Schmidt

Senator Wayne Schmidt

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt applauded recent action by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that will aid in the construction of a planned, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Antrim County’s Warner Township.

EJ USA, Inc., known for its manhole covers and other iron works, through its affiliate East Jordan Foundry LLC, will construct the new facility. The plant will feature a high tech, more environmentally friendly molding line that will use fewer fossil fuels.

“This is great news for EJ USA, its employees and customers, and for the region’s economy,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “My thanks to the MEDC for supporting this project that will help support more than 400 jobs and generate $125 million in capital investment.”

Additionally, the company will take down an existing foundry near Lake Charlevoix to allow for redevelopment of the site.

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a five-year Alternative State Essential Services Agreement valued at $408,535 that will support the project.