OSCODA – Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that Goyette Mechanical has received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund for an expansion in Oscoda Township
“Today’s investments (will build) on our economic momentum,” Whitmer said. “Our economic development efforts have helped us bring good-paying, middle class manufacturing jobs home and created in-demand opportunities for Michiganders in every region of our state.
“I applaud Goyette … for expanding in Michigan, and I know that we will keep working together to help more families and businesses make it in Michigan.”
Goyette Mechanical, founded in Flint in 1928, has been Mid-Michigan’s leader in industrial, commercial and residential plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical contractor for 95 years.
Since 1993, the company has quadrupled its growth, leading the company into a multi-state full-service mechanical electrical plumbing company now working on some of the most innovative and fast-tracked projects in the country.
Projects include electric vehicle manufacturing facilities, food and beverage processing facilities, and logistic carrier warehouse and distribution centers.
The company has experienced significant growth in its out-of-state operations and as a result Goyette has acquired three buildings located in both Flint and Oscoda Township to expand its warehouse, office, and sheet metal fabrication operations.
In support for this $8.8 million expansion, along with the creation of 60 new jobs, the company received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan won this investment over a competing site in Ohio.
This project aligns with the MEDC’s strategic and regional focus areas of supporting businesses in the target industries of mobility and automotive manufacturing, agribusiness, and logistics. The proposed project will also impact the local regions with immediate job growth. These 60 new jobs to two geographically disadvantaged areas in the state will solidify the company’s presence and future business in the state.
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“We are thrilled for this expansion of Goyette in Flint and Oscoda Township,” said state Rep. Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint). “This investment will expand their operations and will lead to 60 new jobs in the community. It is through local efforts such as these that we are able to make a difference in the lives and livelihoods of people in our communities. I am hopeful that this investment will lead to more growth in the area and continue to spark innovation in the manufacturing field.”
“As a long-time member of the Flint business community, Goyette is a great example of the continued success that can be achieved in Genesee County,” said Tyler Rossmaessler, executive director of the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance. “Their latest expansion is a testament to this region’s strong talent pool and competitive advantages. We look forward to working with the company as it seeks to market and fill jobs spurred by this investment.”