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State Awards Funds for Business Expansion

The State of Michigan is providing financial support for a business expansion at the Houghton County Airpark.

Great Lakes Sound and Vibration plans to purchase and remodel the former Goodwill Training Center.

The 23-year-old Houghton-based company provides acoustic, shock and vibration solutions for the defense, marine, automotive, and off-highway and recreational markets.

The company is planning to invest $1.475 million, and hopes to add 20 jobs. Franklin Township is providing a tax abatement, and the Michigan Micro Business Development Program is kicking in a $144,000 grant.

The Airpark site was chosen over a competing location in Wisconsin.

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