Electronics Maker to Bring Nearly 300 Jobs to Michigan with $28 Million Facility

Electronics Maker to Bring Nearly 300 Jobs to Michigan with  Million Facility

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A maker of electronics used in telecommunications systems worldwide will establish new manufacturing operations in eastern Michigan, state and company officials announced.

Mara Technologies USA plans to acquire a facility in the Flint suburb of Grand Blanc Township to serve as its U.S. headquarters. The company, a subsidiary of Ontario-based Invotek Group, produces electronics that support broadband networks, internet-connected devices, telecom infrastructure, electric vehicles, and power management systems.

Michigan officials said the move is part of a broader strategy by Mara to move its production closer to customers. The Grand Blanc site was chosen over a rival bid in Mexico, officials added, due to the area’s customer base, workforce, and supply chain infrastructure. The $28 million project is expected to create 298 jobs.

Jeffrey Gary, the vice president of operations for Invotek and Mara, said the products made at the facility would upgrade communications infrastructure and bring broadband communications to new areas.

The state’s economic development program will provide a $1 million performance-based grant to support the project. In contrast, the Flint and Genesee Economic Alliance will assist with hiring for the new positions.

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