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Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.6+ million from the Michigan Talent Investment agency to train workers at 61 companies in the region, including ten companies in Livingston County.  The grant awards are part of the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, which is now in its fifth year.  The Fund provides competitive awards for training that enhances talent, productivity and employee retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses. It ensures that employers have the talent they need to compete and grow nationally and globally, and that people have the in-demand skills they need for good jobs.

“We are pleased that our business services team was able to help so many companies apply for and receive the grant funds,” said William Sleight, Director of Michigan Works! Southeast.  “The training will help workers gain new skills so that the companies can thrive in today’s global market,” he said.

Livingston County companies receiving awards include:

Company Name Award Amount
GKI Foods LLC. $6,000.00
Koppert Biological Systems, Inc. $17,051.00
Brighton NC Machine Corporation (BNC) $53,630.00
TG Fluid System, USA Corporation $37,500.00
AA Gear & Manufacturing $14,995.00
Thai Summit America Corporation $93,375.00
MS Plastic Welders LLC. $6,000.00
Eberspaecher North America $114,933.00
Boss Engineering $12,000.00
Almetals $2,780.00
Total: $358,264.00


Washtenaw County companies receiving awards include:

Company Name Award Amount
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital $13,350.00
Akervall Technologies, Inc. $16,044.00
Megan Torrance, Inc. dba Torrance Learning $15,570.00
NuStep LLC. $1,080.00
MDA Information Systems LLC $43,104.00
Hines Industries, Inc. $17,705.00
Greene Manufacturing, Inc. $21,681.00
SimuQuest, Inc. $11,163.00
Quantum Signal LLC. $9,750.00
Dusty’s Collision Inc. $67,230.00
UIS Scada, Inc. $56,524.00
API Inmet, Inc. $31,830.00
Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center, dba Life Skills Community $21,150.00
ePack, Inc. $9,985.00
Logic Solutions, Inc. $8,760.00
Leon Hand-Crafted Speakers, Inc. $22,880.00
Hatch Stamping Company $56,038.00
Gestamp Washtenaw $76,000.00
CEI Composite Materials $42,000.00
Bosal $50,415.00
Advanced Industries, Inc. $44,200.00
Total: $636,459.00

This collaboration was made possible through our valued partnerships with our local economic developers Ann Arbor SPARK, Hillsdale Economic Development Partnership, The Enterprise Group of Jackson and Lenawee NOW.

Michigan Works! Southeast engages employers and job seekers in Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties to develop today’s workforce and tomorrow’s economy.  The agency is part of the statewide Michigan Works! System.  The complete list of awards to Michigan Works! Southeast is attached.