LYON TOWNSHIP — Henrob Corp. has announced it will bring its North American headquarters to Lyon Township, bringing with it investment of $68.5 million and creating 154 new jobs.
The company, which manufactures self-piercing rivets, was courted by several other communities and another state but opted to move to Oakland County’s Lyon Township because it has an attractive location while offering ample space for expansion.
“We find that it’s still exciting to be in Michigan, where the heart of the automotive industry beats and provides growth opportunities for innovative technologies such as Henrob’s.” said Henrob President Keith Jones. “Oakland County stepped in with an extensive workforce development package that will assist us in identifying ideal candidates to fill the various positions that will become available. Lyon Township offered ample acreage for expansion within a small-town atmosphere yet it’s situated where there’s easy access to anything our business or employees need.”
The Michigan Strategic Fund this past week approved the incentives through the Michigan Business Development Program to support the company expansion. Henrob is moving into an 180,000 square foot building and has plans to build two additional facilities creating a 500,000 square foot green campus.
“Henrob Corporation is a leader in self-pierce riveting technology, and this expansion in Lyon Township will further strengthen their Michigan presence and provide additional good jobs for years to come,” said Michael A. Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund. “Henrob’s continued commitment is a strong statement about the great opportunities that, thanks to our business climate improvements, Michigan now offers to growing companies.”
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said Henrob’s relocation is a boon for Lyon Township and the county. “I’m pleased that once again Oakland County has the assets to retain an important company in the region,” Patterson said. “The significant investment reflects the trend in Oakland County that business and employment is going in the right direction.”
Township Trustee John Hicks said Henrob is a welcomed addition to Lyon Township. “It fits well with our strategic plan for our industrial corridor,” Hicks said. “The customers and employees of Henrob will also provide further incentive in the continuing development in our downtown area.”