Emmons applauds Merrill Technologies Group for investment in Alma and Saginaw

Sen. Judy Emmons

Sen. Judy Emmons

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Judy Emmons on Thursday congratulated Merrill Technologies Group for being awarded a grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to help expand their operations in Alma and Saginaw.

“This is great news for the communities of Alma and Saginaw and for the entire region,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “As a result of this performance-based grant, mid-Michigan will see $3.75 million in private investment and the creation of more than 100 jobs.

“I applaud the Merrill Technologies Group for its continued dedication to our state and the local and state officials who worked together to bring these new opportunities to Michigan.”

Merrill Technologies Group offers engineering design, machining, fabricating and integration manufacturing services for a wide variety of industries, including defense and alternative energy companies.

The company’s Merrill Fabricators business unit, located in Alma, has been awarded a new contract to manufacture and paint high-speed rail car shells and plans to expand its existing operations in Alma and Saginaw.

In support of the project, the company will receive a $408,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in Indiana.