Miller Industries, LLC, headquartered in Fenton Township, says it will be adding more than 100 new jobs after receiving a state development grant.
A subsidiary of Miller Industries Holdings, the company specializes in custom steel fabrication and air supply systems and sales. The company, which currently employs 150 Michigan residents, also represents numerous national companies in heating, ventilation and air conditioning applications.
Because of increased sales, Miller Industries plans to expand at its Fenton Township headquarters, where it will add manufacturing, warehouse, and office space. The expansion will also allow for extra capacity and high bays along with mechanical cranes. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $11 million and create 115 jobs, supported by a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
According to a press release from the Office of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Miller Industries “supports personal growth of its employees by encouraging cross-training and promoting from within. The company utilizes Michigan Works! to reach local talent in disadvantaged areas and underrepresented employees. The project will bring a significant number of good-paying manufacturing jobs with a strong area employer and will also ensure the company’s long-term viability and future growth in the region.”
“Miller Industries’ expansion will provide an impressive update to our Thompson Road corridor and bring more jobs to our community,” said Fenton Township Supervisor Vince Lorraine. “We are pleased that the company, which has been a major employer in Fenton Township for years, continues to grow here.”
Fenton Township has offered a property tax abatement in support of the project and also plans to support the company with staff time and resources.