These Companies are Investing in Right to Work Michigan!

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Four companies are investing in Right to Work Michigan. These are American Axle & Manufacturing, M R Products, Speedrack Products, and Flex-N-Gate. American Axle and M R Products are both expanding in current locations. Meanwhile, Speedrack Products is adding a new location in Walker, and Flex-N-Gate is adding a new location in Troy.

Altogether, these companies will invest $159.4 million toward the state’s economy. So this is great news!

Read on to learn more about each individual investment.

American Axle & Manufacturing:

American Axle & Manufacturing is expanding soon in Right to Work Three Rivers, Michigan with a $38.6 million investment. This will create 100 new jobs!

“American Axle has been a long-time partner to the state of Michigan, and today’s announcement further cements Michigan as the ideal place for businesses to grow and attract new talent.” […]

The company, which has 16 facilities across the state and 80 spread throughout 17 countries worldwide, was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Detroit. Its largest Michigan facility is in Three Rivers and employs about 1,000. The company employs more than 3,200 people in Michigan.


M R Products:

M R Products is expanding soon in Right to Work Copemish, Michigan with a $4.2 million investment after the company has increased its workforce by 40%.

“This Jobs Ready Michigan Grant will enable M R Products, Inc. to continue to invest in its people, particularly in training for skilled manufacturing trades. […] After 61 years in business, more than 50 of which have been in the village of Copemish, the expansion of 2021 places the Company in a position to work more efficiently and effectively and hire more northern Michigan residents. We are extremely excited and grateful to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for its award of this generous grant.” […]

“The sustained growth and success of M R Products, a female owned company, in Copemish continues to provide great jobs in rural Manistee County. […] The announcement today demonstrates the value of working together with businesses, our state partners, county governments, and the Chamber as we took proactive steps to invest in jobs and our communities.”


Speedrack Products Group:

Speedrack Products Group is adding a new location in Right to Work Walker, Michigan with a $64.5 million investment. This will create 164 new jobs!

“Finally, none of this would be possible without the owners of Speedrack Ron and Dawn Ducharme who reinvest 100% of the profits back into the company.” […]

“Michigan is grateful for the Speedrack team’s continued vote of confidence in Michiganders. We are proud to send the message that Michigan’s economy is recovering. And, we are going to keep this momentum going. Michigan is a place where businesses, communities and people can take risks, succeed and grow. […] We appreciate the efforts of The Right Place and local partners in Walker to support this project and will work with Speedrack as it continues to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents.” […]

“This is a considerable win […] and another nod to the health and strength of our business environment. […] Our regional economy has strong roots in manufacturing, and Speedrack’s decision to expand its presence in our region is a testament to the resilience and continued prosperity within this industry.”



Flex-N-Gate is adding a new location in Right to Work Troy, Michigan with a $52.1 million investment. This will also create 245 new jobs!

“We are thrilled to once again be expanding Flex-n-Gate’s footprint in Michigan with our new manufacturing operation located in Troy. Flex-N-Gate truly appreciates the support that the city and state have shown regarding this project. The State of Michigan has been consistent in its support of all Flex-n-Gate growth plans. It is this consistency which keeps us coming back to Michigan.” […]

“Good paying jobs and housing that is attainable for our workforce remain critical drivers of economic opportunity as we jumpstart Michigan’s economy. […] The expansion of Flex-N-Gate Troy means an additional 245 new jobs in Southeast Michigan and continues our leadership in advanced automotive manufacturing and mobility, while the new mixed-use development in Detroit will add critical housing to Midtown.” […]

“The city of Troy is proud to welcome Flex-N-Gate and its employees to its new facility at 1400 Rochester Road in Troy. As a global Tier 1 auto supplier, Flex-N-Gate recognized the significant business advantages that come with a Troy location.” 


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