Proos: Cassopolis to help train 40 workers for new jobs

Sen. John Proos congratulated the village of Cassopolis on Wednesday for being awarded $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) for on-the-job training for a local expansion project by Poste Operating.

“This news means jobs and is outstanding news for people of Cassopolis and the entire Southwest Michigan community,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “I applaud the Cassopolis leaders for working together with the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Fund and Poste Operating to make it possible this invaluable training opportunity. I also want to thank Poste Operating for their making a multi-million dollar commitment to the Cassopolis community and the entire state.”

Postle Operating is a producer of extruded aluminum products for recreational vehicles and is investing more than $12.6 million in the expansion project, which will increase the company’s production capabilities and create up to 40 new full-time jobs during the next two years.

“These grants are extremely competitive,” Proos said. “This job-training opportunity is the direct result of hard work and cooperation on the part of Cassopolis leaders and Postle Operating officials, and I extend a huge ‘thank you’ on behalf of the people of Southwest Michigan.”