Fenton Township-based Performance Fabricating LLC, a metal fabrication company, will construct a new $9 million corporate headquarters, creating more than 50 new jobs.
“The new 100,000-square-foot-building, which will house the corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, will employ scores of construction workers for up to a year,” says Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Performance Fabricating will then add more than 50 well-paid jobs over the next two years, on top of the 30 employees it has currently, once the facility is completed.”
Herman says Performance Fabricating will work with the chamber to interview structurally unemployed individuals and other unskilled high school graduates. Fenton Township supported the project through a property tax abatement.
Performance Fabricating also was given a $150,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant by the Michigan Strategic Fund.
“This investment will provide good employment opportunities for Michigan residents and will create a long-term positive impact on the local economy,” says Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the manager of the Michigan Strategic Fund.
Performance Fabricating is a global supplier to automotive, health care, and institutional customers, specializing in steel fabrication and robotic welding. The 20-year-old company was bought by Miller Industries LLC in 2014.