Barron Industries invests $9.1 million to expand operations in Michigan and aid the defense / aerospace industry

Barron Industries invests $9.1 million to expand operations in Michigan and aid the defense / aerospace industry

May 15, 2024
Barron Industries plans to build a new Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Center, as well as obtain new advanced metal 3D printing and machining equipment.

Barron Industries has announced plans to expand their current facility in Oxford, Michigan. The company, which specializes in metal castings for major manufacturers in the defense and aerospace industry, will invest $9.1 million into the project, creating 50 new jobs in the process. As part of the expansion, Barron Industries plans to build a new Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Center, as well as obtain new advanced metal 3D printing and machining equipment. To help support the project, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) will award the company a $900,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “Today, we are announcing an investment in Oakland County creating 50 jobs and building on Michigan’s advanced manufacturing. Since I took office, we have secured more than 38,000 auto jobs, many building batteries and electric vehicles, and we have continued growing our strong defense and aerospace industries. We will keep competing with other states and nations to bring more jobs and projects home so we can help more workers and businesses ‘make it’ in Michigan.”

Bruce M. Barron, President/CEO of Barron Industries, Inc., added, “We appreciate [the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s] support of Barron Industries in our next stage of growth and expansion in Oxford to open our Aerospace and Defense Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. This support provides crucial funding for building and equipment early on in the launch while Barron aggressively onboards and trains the high-level technicians needed to staff the new facility.”

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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