ELSESSER’S AUTO REPAIR & FABRICATING held a ceremonial ground breaking Monday, May 2 at the site of the company’s new 10,000-square-foot facility, 2271 W. Lansing Rd. in Perry Township. Owner Adam Elsesser has operated his automotive business for the past decade in the Perry Township Industrial Park. He said during Monday’s ceremony that his business has outgrown its current building and that he is “excited and looking forward to moving into the new building,” which will provide nearly double the square footage of operating space. He also plans to expand his shop’s custom exhaust capabilities and add additional staff once the move is complete.
Elsesser reported Monday that he hopes to have the new facility completed by late July, and that he may seek to sell his property in the industrial park. He utilized the services of Lynnman Construction and Independent Bank for construction and financing, respectively.
The event was orchestrated by the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership (SEDP), and several county dignitaries were on hand for the event, in addition to a representative from U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar’s office.
Perry Township Supervisor Sidney Grinell said he was “excited to see a local business expand,” 85th District Rep. Ben Glardon thanked Elsesser for the commitment to the county and state, and SEDP President/CEO Justin Horvath talked about Elsesser’s benefit to the I-69 International Trade Corridor.
Pictured during the ground breaking are (from left): Elsesser employees Chris Ruhl and Kyle Root; Shiawassee County Commissioner John Horvath; Karen Scovill, Lynnman Construction; Perry Township Clerk Kelly Schmidt; Penni and Adam Elsesser; Mark Fraser, Perry Township Board member; Glardon; Bob Spalding, Spalding Insurance; Bob McLaren, I-69 International Trade Corridor; Justin Horvath; Perry Mayor James Huguelet; and Greg Wekwert, Perry City Council member. (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)