Niagara Bottling is building a new facility in Shelby Township through a total capital investment of $103.6 million. Moreover, the investment is likely to create at least 50 new jobs. In addition, Michigan Business Development Program will also provide a performance-based grant of $350,000 to the California based bottling company.
Support from Michigan Business Development Program
Niagara Bottling is a private label bottler whose clients include major retailers such as Costco and Walmart. Governor Gretchen Whitmer came up with an announcement that Michigan Strategic Fund will support Niagara Bottling. The bottling company has opted for Michigan for their new facility. Although many other states were also competing for this project. Moreover, Shelby Township plans to make water and sewer infrastructure improvements to support of the project. “Should the Niagara facility need more capacity or other improvements to accommodate future operations, like any of our other water and sewer customers, the requesting entity will bear the costs of those improvements.” Republican supervisor said in a statement.
50 new jobs in Michigan
Furthermore, the new bottling facility will lead to creation of multiple employment opportunities. According to Whitmer’s announcement the project will add at least 50 full-time jobs in Michigan. Moreover, Niagara offers job training opportunities and supports promotions and career advancements within the company. In addition, Niagara also offers a full benefits package for full-time employees and formal professional development programs. The hiring for the new positions will start in the coming months.
“This investment by Niagara Bottling will create at least 50 good-paying manufacturing jobs in Shelby Township, and underscores our talented manufacturing workforce and attractive business climate. Michigan’s economy is on the move with low unemployment, the highest small business growth in 24 years, and powerful economic development tools. Together, we will continue investing in our workers, every region of our great state, and in innovative businesses so they can thrive. Our future is bright, and today’s expansion by Niagara Bottling will help us continue moving Michigan forward.” Gov Whitmer said in his statement.
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