Rep. Markkanen: Power of UP Production Goes Full Screen with MEDC Funding Announced
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today welcomed a new Michigan Strategic Fund commitment to Calumet that further highlights UP West as a premier national production destination and location for the cutting-edge jobs of tomorrow.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that Calumet Electronics Corporation will receive a performance-based investment to upgrade a new 35,000 square foot manufacturing facility for advanced next-generation electronic components – a project that is expected to generate total investment in capital of $6.5 million and create 80 additional manufacturing and engineering jobs.
The company manufactures printed circuit boards for many fields, including industrial, energy, aerospace, defense, medical and commercial.
“With this planned project, Calumet Electronics will be one of the few companies nationwide with this new production capacity, and this essential work will be done directly in UP with UP workers,” said Markkanen, of Hancock. “I look forward to seeing what this expansion will bring to our region. With the brutal supply chain disruptions we have seen in recent years, it is extremely important to capitalize on the manufacturing and production potential we have in our state while limiting our dependence on foreign producers. .
“This is a step in that process – and I will continue to fight for us to take additional steps towards this overall goal. This is the right approach for our national and local workforce and economies.
Rep. Markkanen is in his second term representing residents of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming townships in Marquette County.