LJ, Inc. constructing new facility in Shiawassee County, manufacturing autonomous dredges

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Swartz Creek, LJ, Inc. is a family-owned advanced manufacturing company providing electrical, fabrication, automation and robot integration solutions, controls engineering, HVAC and computer service needs. The company currently has 115 employees in Michigan.

LJ continues to grow and is purchasing 50 acres of land in Venice Township, where it will construct a 150,000-square-foot facility to house the manufacture of autonomous dredges. The project will result in the first dredge company in Michigan and the first autonomous dredge company in the world.

The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $18.25 million and create 250 jobs with the support of a $2.5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The company chose Michigan for the project because of its established relationships with suppliers and the community.

The project will bring good-paying advanced manufacturing jobs to the region. LJ provides full benefits to its employees and hires workers with challenged backgrounds, empowering them to learn new trades and providing them with on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities.

The Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership anticipates approval of a property tax abatement in support of the project. MEDC has also authorized a State Education Tax abatement to be used in support with the local abatement.

For information on careers with LJ Inc., visit https://ljinc.biz/employment-opportunities.