Proos: Vickers Engineering will invest $5 million, add 53 jobs thanks to state grant

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos on Friday congratulated Vickers Engineering for receiving a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) that will help the company improve its New Troy facility.

“I am excited about this opportunity to see an outstanding Southwest Michigan business continue to provide world-class products for a wide range of industries, including automotive and agricultural businesses,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “With the help of this grant, Vickers Engineering plans to renovate a facility in Berrien County, invest $5.1 million in capital equipment and building improvements, and create more than 50 jobs for area workers.”

Vickers Engineering, Inc., established in 1970, provides precision machining and prototyping for the automotive, energy, defense and consumer product sectors.

The company has been awarded a $160,000 Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP) performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in North Carolina.

“This is outstanding news for Berrien County and the entire Southwest Michigan region,” Proos said. “These grants are extremely targeted and very competitive. I applaud everyone at Vickers Engineering for their dedication to our community and the entire state.”

The MBDP is an MEDC business attraction and economic gardening program supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund.