Nofs announces state funding for hundreds of new jobs in the Battle Creek area

Nofs announces state funding for hundreds of new jobs in the Battle Creek area

Sen. Mike Nofs announced Tuesday that the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved a Michigan Business Development Program incentive to support projects in the 19th District.

The Office of Economic Development evaluates projects up to six times a year, selecting those that provide the greatest return on investment and best meet the directives established by the Legislature.
Projects selected from the 19th District include:

• 250 new jobs at Janesville Acoustics in Battle Creek, one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical and thermal fiber insulation and automotive decorative trim;

• 58 new jobs at Bleistahl North America LP, a subsidiary of Bleistahl Ltd., a leader in valve train components to the automotive industry in the North American market; and

• 112 new jobs at Brembo North America Inc., a world leader in the manufacture of brake components and systems. Brembo will expand its Homer brake disc and drum manufacturing facility.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of several Transportation Economic Development Fund Category-A grants in District 19,” said Nofs, R-Battle Creek. “The goal of the program is to support economic growth in Michigan through transportation investments critical to developments that create and retain jobs in seven target industries.”

To learn more about possible new employment opportunities, please visit the companies’ individual websites or contact their respective human resources departments.