A West Michigan auto parts supplier is making a multi-million dollar expansion in Ionia creating more than 100 jobs. Ventra Ionia is an automotive supply chain manufacturer with an immediate need to expand.
Working with Ford Motor Company it’s responsible for the new Ranger bumper program. Manufacturing the bumper entails assembly, paint and/or chrome finishing. Venture Ionia will need new space for this. Next door to its City of Ionia location is a nearly 49,000 square foot existing facility.
Ventra will make a capital investment of more than $4.8 million here and creat 109 jobs.
Regional non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, assisted with the expansion plans along with the Ionia County Economic Alliance. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is approving a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
Ventra Ionia’s parent company, Flex-N-Gate is headquartered in Urbana, Illinois, it employs more than 26,000 people at 62 manufacturing facilities throughout North America and around the world.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.