LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - West Michigan's automotive industry is getting a boost from The Right Place, Inc., the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and some local partners. That boost is bringing almost 1,000 jobs to the area.
Walker auto supplier Plasan plans to add 620 jobs in the next three years after receiving grant funding. Plasan plans $29 million in capital investment, with help from an incentive package worth $6 million. The company makes carbon fiber parts and assemblies for mid-volume production vehicles, including the Corvette Stingray, Viper SRT, and the Shelby Mustang GT500KR.
The company's facility on Wilson currently employs 350 people. About 530 of the planned jobs are expected to be semi-skilled operator positions, while the other 90 would be office and management-related positions.