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Local Company Planning to Invest in New SmartZone Facility


JACKSON, MITechnique, Inc. is planning for the consolidation of its operations into a new $12 million facility to be built on a 14.3 acre site in the Jackson Technology Park SmartZoneSM. The project is expected to consolidate approximately 50 jobs from all three of the Technique facilities and create an additional 25 new jobs within the next five years. On Friday, October 26, 2012, the Blackman Charter Township Local Development Finance Authority (BLDFA) authorized execution of a Letter of Intent and authorization to negotiate a Purchase Agreement so due diligence can begin.

“Over the past two years, we have worked closely with the City of Jackson and The Enterprise Group to find a facility that will accommodate our growth requirements.  Our preference would have been to expand our existing headquarters in the city; however, State and Federal regulatory issues have prevented that from happening. We have looked at many sites between Jackson and Northern Indiana and the Jackson Technology Park SmartZoneSM is our first choice for consolidated relocation. Our plan is to build a modern 110,000 square foot facility that will position us well for continued growth,” stated Ronnie Johncox, President of Technique, Inc.

“We are excited to keep a leading state-of-the art company in Jackson County,” said Tim Rogers, President and CEO of The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc., the county’s economic development agency.

Technique, Inc. is a global leader in prototype manufacturing of metal stampings, industrial tube bending, laser cutting services, and is the largest supplier of chassis components to the teams of NASCAR. For more information about Technique, Inc. please visit their website at www.tirps.com.

About The Enterprise Group: The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. and our partner organizations; the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, the Academy for Manufacturing Careers and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center of South Central Michigan collaborate to provide a one-stop resource to achieve solutions and coordinate business and manufacturing capabilities topromote prosperity, strengthen the economy, stimulate job creation and support business retention and growth. For more information, visit The EG’s website at www.enterprisegroup.org.

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The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. (EG) and its partner organizations; Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, the Academy for Manufacturing Careers, and the Federal Procurement Technical Assistance Center are leading initiatives to enhance the economic health of Jackson County, The City of Jackson, Blackman Charter Township, Columbia Township, Concord Township, Grass Lake Charter Township, Hanover Township, Henrietta Township, Leoni Township, Liberty Township, Napoleon Township, Norvell Township, Parma Township, Pulaski Township, Rives Township, Sandstone Charter Township, Spring Arbor Township, Springport Township, Summit Township, Tompkins Township, Waterloo Township, Village of Brooklyn, Village of Cement City, Village of Concord, Village of Grass Lake, Village of Hanover, Village of Parma, and the Village of Springport. For more information, visit The EG’s website at www.enterprisegroup.org.