What Do Rivian, Walbro, and Blackmer Have in Common?

Well, yes, these are all short, one-word company names. They have that in common too, but the similarities between these businesses goes deeper than that. Rivian, Walbro, and Blackmer are all choosing to invest in Right to Work Michigan! As a result of the incredible benefits of Right to Work states, these companies can rest easy knowing that they are investing in a state that will support their growth for many years to come. In addition, they will also create new economic opportunities for others. In fact, when added all together, they will create a total of 190 new jobs for the state. So this is great news!

Read on to learn more about each of these investments!

Rivian:

Rivian is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Plymouth, Michigan. This will also create 100 new jobs for people in the area.

“This center provides a base of service to our Rivian owners. This team will be the most all-around knowledgeable and most highly-trained group on Rivian vehicles. […] We will add about 15 new hires every other month throughout 2022 to ensure coverage as production ramps up. Our expansion in Plymouth is part of a long-term strategy that will allow access to the talented workforce Michigan offers.” […]

“This investment by Rivian will create 100 high-skill jobs as we work to grow Michigan’s economy, create good-paying jobs, and build the industries of the future. […] This state-of-the-art facility reinforces our reputation as a leader in both customer service and the future of mobility and electrification. We’re excited to welcome Rivian’s new service support operations to Michigan and look forward to working together to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents in the future.” […]

“Congratulations to the team at Rivian on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our incredible talent and competitive business climate here in Michigan.”

AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE

Walbro:

Walbro is expanding soon in Right to Work Cass City, Michigan with an $11.4 million investment. This will also create 40 new jobs!

“It was a great opportunity to meet the new MEDC CEO and his staff at the county and state levels, but more importantly describe the Walbro vision as we transition from petroleum-based fuel to a hydrogen future.” […]

“Congratulations to the team at Walbro on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate this continued vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce. We look forward to working together to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents in the future. We’re proud to join our local partners as we send the message that we are working to build a championship economy in the Thumb and throughout Michigan.” […]

“With these new jobs being created and existing jobs being retained, Walbro will continue its future performance as the largest manufacturing employer in the Thumb. […] This expansion project is great news for Cass City, Tuscola County and the entire Thumb area of Michigan.”

AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE

Blackmer:

Blackmer is expanding soon in Right to Work Grand Rapids, Michigan with a $7 million investment. This will also create 50 new jobs!

“Our team is incredibly excited to continue growing and evolving our operations in the West Michigan region. […] We’ve called the Grand Rapids community home for nearly a century. It continues to be an ideal location for us to expand our footprint. We’re thankful to the team at The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC for the support they have provided to get this project over the finish line. In addition, the City of Grand Rapids has been a pleasure to deal with and has been very supportive of the project.” […]

“Greater Grand Rapids has served as a community where companies like Gen3 and Blackmer are able to embrace growth opportunities that bolster continued success and prosperity. […] We are thrilled that these two companies are continuing to grow here in the Grand Rapids community. We look forward to the increased economic opportunity these projects will bring to our residents.”

AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE

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