LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Monday applauded EQ United for choosing southwest Michigan for its new expansion, saying the new development will provide an economic boost to the area and bring with it a number of openings for good-paying jobs.
“This is an exciting development for the village of Cassopolis,” said LaSata, R-Coloma. “I applaud local leaders for their hard work to attract new investments and opportunities and thank the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for enabling projects that make such a difference in communities across the state.”
EQ United was founded in Elkhart, Indiana, and is a manufacturer of components for RVs and trailers. The company currently has three campuses in Indiana, and Cassopolis was chosen for its newest development to consolidate operations over competing sites in Indiana. The new expansion will house office space, retail and installation space and additional manufacturing areas.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $6.2 million and create up to 175 jobs.
“This announcement is great news for the local economy and will provide a number of opportunities for area families,” LaSata said. “Michigan and manufacturing go hand in hand and this project will only help further southwest Michigan’s role in the industry.”
More information about the project can be found here.