June 8, 2016
Laird, Receptec Corp. (dba Laird Technologies) intends to build a new facility in Grand Blanc Township to consolidate its existing operations and provide more room for its expanding design, engineering, research and development services.
Laird’s project is expected to generate more $14.4 million and create 60 jobs. The company received a $550,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio. Grand Blanc Township is also offering support to the project in the form of property tax abatement.
“The successful expansion of these three companies reflects Michigan’s growing economy and expanding job opportunities for our state’s talented and abundant workforce,” MEDC Chief Executive Officer Steve Arwood said. “It is further evidence of the positive results of our commitment to help companies grow and add jobs here.”
Laird is a global technology company focused on providing systems, components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity in mission critical systems through wireless applications and antenna systems.
“Laird offers full, end-to-end vehicle connectivity solutions including wireless charging, USB Interfaces, antenna coupling, and telematics control units. Laird’s highly capable software platform also provides value-added services that strengthen our position as the premier supplier of smart antennas and vehicle connectivity solutions,” said Laird President of Connected Vehicle Solutions Steve Brown.
The Economic Development team at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce worked as a liaison between the Laird and the state and municipal governments.
“Chamber staff worked with Laird’s site consultant throughout the process and assisted the company in completing the tax abatement application with Grand Blanc Township,” said Justin Sprague, the Chamber’s Director of Business Development.
Laird PLC and its subsidiary companies employ over 9,000 employees in more than 50 facilities located in 19 countries and supply products to all sectors of the electronics industry including connected transport, connected industry, connected medical, telecom/ computing, and mobile device markets. Laird’s Holly location is the only operation in Michigan and employs about 90 employees.
For career opportunities with Laird, visit www.lairdtech.com/careers.