Michigan industrial company plans to double its employment to 300
Miller Industries is nearly doubling employment at its Fenton Township, Michigan headquarters with an $11 million expansion project announced today, January 26.
The company currently employs 150 people. Miller fabricates custom steel components and installs air supply systems, along with representing national companies in HVAC/R (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
Miller, based in between Flint and Detroit, is seeing increasing sales, leading to an expansion that will add additional capacity, high bays and mechanical cranes. The company plans to add 115 jobs as part of the project. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is providing a $450,000 grant, which will be awarded only if Miller Industries creates the number of promised jobs, according to an MEDC press statement. For information on careers with Miller Industries, visit https://millc.com/employment/.
From the state capital of Lansing, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the MEDC to announce state support for the Miller expansion as one of two projects expected to create a total of 155 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $12 million in the cities of Detroit and Fenton.
“Today’s investments by wheel.me and Miller Industries will create 155 good-paying jobs as we continue growing our economy and investing in every region of the state,” said Governor Whitmer. “We’ve added 100,000 jobs year over year and the Make it in Michigan plan I unveiled during my State of the State address last night will help us keep bringing jobs and supply chains home to create unparalleled economic opportunity for Michiganders in every county. Let’s work together to ensure Michigan leads the way in advanced manufacturing and future mobility.”
wheel.me™, established in Norway in 2013, is a robotics company that has created the world’s first autonomous wheel. The company’s smart wheels can turn almost anything into an autonomous robot, enabling businesses to automate their existing operations and improve automated material handling in manufacturing, logistics, warehouse operations, and elsewhere. The company has 75 employees worldwide.