Walbro, the manufacturer of engine-management and fuel systems, is expanding in Cass City, Michigan, with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
The project is expected to result in a total capital investment of $11.4 million and create up to 40 advanced manufacturing jobs with the support of a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, reports the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Indiana, Ohio and Mexico.
Founded in Michigan in 1950 and headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Walbro manufactures carburetors, fuel tanks, fuel systems, ignition systems, fuel pumps and more for the outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden, recreational and marine, construction and agriculture. Its clients include Honda, Kawasaki and Polaris.
Walbro has facilities in the United States Japan, Thailand, Mexico and China, with nearly 2,000 employees, including 350 in Michigan.