New jobs and investment dollars coming to Port Huron Industrial Park

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A development project expected to create nearly 70 new jobs and generate more than $800,000 in private investment in Port Huron has expanded since first being announced in December 2016.

The Port Huron-based P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc. is growing. The company, which specializes in spring pack design and manufacturingPJ Wallbank Springs is investing more than $2 million and bringing about 100 jobs to the region. for automatic transmissions, has acquired a new building in the Port Huron Industrial Park. Original plans called for the expansion of its existing facility there.

It’s expected that the news will generate a capital investment of $2.4 million and create 40 new jobs. This is in addition to the initial private investment of $803,000 and 68 new jobs first announced in December 2016.

"The Port Huron region continues to be a focal point for manufacturing growth," Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County, says in a statement.

"We’re excited to see P.J. Wallbank Springs solidify its position in the community with its planned new investment and jobs, and we congratulate them on their success."

As a result of the latest investment, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has announced that P.J. Wallbank Springs will receive a $205,880 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. This is in addition to a $350,000 MBDP performance-based grant award that coincided with the 2016 news.

The city of Port Huron will construct a safety crossing connecting the two facilities.

"It is great to see to see the continued growth of P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc., in the Port Huron Industrial Park," Mayor Pauline Repp says in a statement.

"The company has nearly 40 years of history in Port Huron and it seems like every year the company is expanding or improving their business operations and proudly showcasing Michigan-made products manufactured in the greater Port Huron region."

Visit P.J. Wallbank Springs online for career information.

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