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New Jobs Has Lansing Leaders Excited For Future

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One of the world's most diverse auto suppliers is coming to the Lansing region.

Norplas, the manufacturing division of Magna plans to invest $75 million dollars in a new facility and bring hundreds of jobs to Delta township. It's a project that has both local leaders and the governor excited for the future of the region.

Over the next three years, Delta Township will soon see empty fields become the home to a 350,000 square foot facility, bringing 400 jobs to town.

"We are booming, we are an economic engine," said Bob Trezise.

An engine that Bob Trezise with Lansing Economic Area Partnership says has been rebuilt over the last few years with help from the city of Lansing and Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

"This is the culmination of a lot of past work and specific work that leads to a plant like this being announced," Trezise said.

A plant that will make moldings and paint for vehicles made in Lansing, but Delta Township Supervisor says one thing is for certain.

"If General Motors had failed and had been liquidated none of this would have been possible," said Ken Fletcher Township Supervisor.

And what was once a possibility is now a beaming reality, that Fletcher says will help the entire mid-Michigan area.

"Those are folks that are going to shop in our stores, go to our restaurants after work, they are really going to help the overall economy as they come into the area, some of them will move in and buy houses in the area, so this is great news for us."

The addition of Norplas industries is just one of 14 companies investing in Michigan something the Governor says will only make the state stronger.

"Everything from automotive's to agriculture to pharmaceuticals to optics this is part of the comeback to the state of Michigan, we've created a great environment, companies want to come here, so let's just keep going," Governor Snyder said.

To continue rebuilding manufacturing and the future of Mid-Michigan.

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