Michigan plastics company has to fill 210 jobs after $16.1M investment

BALDWIN TWP, MI — Plastic Trim International is aiming to boost the workforce and economy in Iosco County by investing $16.1 million and creating 210 new jobs.

The plastics company was approved for a $1.5 million performance based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund board to invest $16.1 million into its Baldwin Township manufacturing plant and Tawas City logistics center.

The investment, officials say, will generate 210 new jobs with an average wage of $24 per hour.

The investment is going toward a 42,000-square-foot expansion and upgraded technologies at the company’s Baldwin Township plant. Its Tawas City logistics center will also have some growth due to the increased production in Baldwin Township, according to officials.

“This project demonstrates how the state’s attraction strategy reaches all parts of the state, and provides key support in the intense competition for new businesses locating and expanding in Michigan,” said Jeff Mason, chief executive officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Penny Payea, managing director for the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, said the Tawas area is always in need of jobs. She said the area is best known for water and tourism, but natives who live there “relish for job opportunities” like the ones Plastic Trim International is creating.

Source : mlive.com