A $550,000 state grant has been awarded to Postle Operating in Cassopolis for an expansion project that will create 40 full-time jobs during the next two years.
State Rep. Matt Lori said the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded the Community Development Block Grant for job training to the company, which produces extruded aluminum products for recreational vehicles.
Postle Operating is investing nearly $10 million to expand its Cassopolis facility, which will grow its production capabilities and create the 40 permanent jobs.
In 2013, Postle Operating received a $400,000 CDBG for on-the-job training, and has been meeting both its compliance obligations as well as job-creation milestones for that grant.
The village of Cassopolis will support the expansion by waiving utility connection fees of $10,395.