High-tech jobs open up with major aerospace expansion in Oakland County

High-Tech Jobs Open Up With Major Aerospace Expansion In Oakland County

Photo courtesy of Barron Industries via Facebook.

By Good Info News Wire

May 15, 2024

On May 9, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that Barron Industries, Inc. will expand its Industry 4.0 capabilities in Oxford, Michigan. A $9.1 million investment will see the aerospace and defense industry manufacturer creating 50 brand-new, high-tech jobs in the area.

Whitmer lauded the investment, stating that it affirms Michigan’s position as an ideal place for advanced manufacturing companies. The $9 million capital investment will not only advance Michigan’s technological front but will also generate jobs for the local population.

She also stressed the state’s focus on encouraging companies across all sectors to make investment decisions in favor of Michigan.

Barron Industries, Inc., a century-old, family-owned company, specializes in advanced metal castings for major manufacturers in the defense and aerospace industry. This investment aims to add advanced metal 3D printing and machining equipment to their repertoire. The company will be building a new Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Center to house this new equipment, with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).

High-Tech Jobs Open Up With Major Aerospace Expansion In Oakland County

Photo courtesy of Barron Industries via Facebook.

MEDC Senior Vice President of Regional Development, Matt McCauley, commented on the investment, stating that it exhibits why Michigan is the ideal choice for companies looking to bring advanced manufacturing to market.

The expansion is expected to generate $9.1 million in capital investment and create 50 new jobs. To further support this expansion, the MSF has awarded the company a $900,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

Bruce M. Barron, President/CEO of Barron Industries, Inc., expressed appreciation for the MEDC’s support in the company’s growth and expansion in Oxford.

The new Aerospace and Defense Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will require crucial early funding for building and equipment, and Barron Industries is planning on aggressive onboarding and training of high-level technicians needed to staff the new facility.

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