LENNON, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A Genesee County company is growing into neighboring Shiawassee County as it expands and begins building the world’s first autonomous dredging machines.
LJ Inc. has outgrown its current space in Swartz Creek, where it employs 115 people.
The company is purchasing 50 acres of land in Venice Township so it can build a 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The expansion is expected to create 250 new jobs in advanced manufacturing.
The new site will be used to build the world’s first autonomous dredges; the dredges remove sediment from boating or maritime shipping channels and make waterways deeper.
The company plans to invest $18.25 million in the project. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. will award a $2.5 million grant if LJ Inc. creates the 250 jobs.
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