Project expected to help create 100 full-time jobs
State Rep. Gary Howell and state Sen. Mike Green today announced a state grant to fund a road project in Mayfield Township that will inject nearly $1 million in the local economy and bring 100 new jobs to the county.
Rep. Howell, R-North Branch, and Sen. Green, R-Mayville, said the Transportation Economic Development Fund grant through the Michigan Department of Transportation will pay for improvements to Wilder Road. Kamax LP, which is investing $27.7 million to add manufacturing and warehousing space at its current facility on Roods Lake Road, is expected to create 100 full-time positions during the next three years. The grant will pay for improvements to Wilder Road, which is the most direct route from the company’s facility to Interstate 69.
“This is great news for the residents in Mayfield Township and nearby communities,” Rep. Howell said. “This represents solid economic growth for Lapeer County. The jobs that the expansion creates are sorely needed.”
Sen. Green said Kamax, which supplies parts for the automotive and heavy truck industry, has been a good member of the community.
“Since its opening in 2006, Kamax has been a major employer in Lapeer County and a strong supporter of the community,” Sen. Green said. “Kamax is currently investing $27,737,000 to add an additional 165,000 square feet of manufacturing space. This grant will not only allow Kamax to continue to have a direct route to I-69, but will benefit the entire county by creating over 100 new full-time jobs over the next three years.”
The grant will help pay for resurfacing Wilder Road from Imlay City Road south to the eastbound I-69 ramps. Additional work includes culvert replacement, sub-grade stabilization in two areas, guardrail upgrades, curb and gutter replacement at intersections and minor drainage improvements. The total project will cost $999,878.
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