LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mark Huizenga on Friday voiced his support for a recent announcement from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approving a grant to help support a $1.56 million business expansion in the city of Walker that will create 50 jobs.
The MSF awarded Jireh Metal Products a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to expand its operations in Walker.
“We are excited to welcome Jireh Metal Products to the city of Walker,” said Huizenga, R-Walker. “This project will create 50 good-paying jobs for workers in our area, provide a boost to the local economy and strengthen Michigan’s manufacturing sector. I applaud Jireh Metal Products for their commitment to West Michigan and thank state and local officials for their work in making this opportunity a reality.”
Jireh Metal Products, established in 1983 in Grandville, is a metal stamping and fabrication company that supplies the furniture, auto, security and outdoor power equipment industries. The company will build upon its roots in West Michigan and streamline its metal fabrication and assembly operations. Jireh Metal Products will add new equipment and plans to do its assembly work, kitting and warehousing in a leased existing facility in the city of Walker.
Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio.