Emmons: Alma to help train workers for 45 new jobs thanks to state grant

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Judy Emmons announced on Wednesday that the city of Alma will be able to help provide necessary job training for a local expansion project thanks to a recently approved state grant.

“This is outstanding news for the people of Alma and the entire mid-Michigan community,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “I applaud the local leaders for working together with state officials and Shiloh Industries to make this invaluable training opportunity possible. I also want to thank Shiloh for making a multi-million-dollar commitment to mid-Michigan and the entire state.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has awarded Alma $1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for new equipment/tooling training and technical training to operate and maintain the new equipment.

The training is needed for a $16.5 million expansion of Shiloh Die Cast Midwest in Alma that is expected to create 45 jobs.

Through its subsidiaries, Shiloh Industries is a global supplier of noise, vibration and harshness solutions to the automotive, commercial vehicle and other industrial markets. The company will upgrade existing equipment and add new machinery and equipment for a new vehicle part production with a new vehicle program.

“Due to the hard work and cooperation on the part of Alma leaders and Shiloh officials, area residents will see a vital investment into their community and the creation of well-paying jobs,” Emmons said.