THE TRI-MER CORPORATION expansion is underway in Owosso. The ongoing construction can be seen in the photo above, which was taken from McMillan Street on the west side of the property. Tri-Mer Corporation sits on the southeast corner of the intersection of E. Monroe and McMillan streets in Owosso. Additionally, Tri-Mer recently completed a 2,100-square-foot office expansion at its Owosso facility.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)
by Graham Sturgeon, co-editor
Tri-Mer Corporation is investing in the city of Owosso with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Thursday, Sept. 28. Tri-Mer plans to expand its operations in Owosso, investing $2.5 million and creating 25 jobs. The company selected Michigan over a competing site in Ohio.
Established in Owosso in 1960, Tri-Mer manufactures air pollution control equipment, including ceramic catalyst filter systems, dust collectors, industrial blowers and fans, and more. Increased demand led the company to expand its existing operations in the city of Owosso.
As a result of the expansion, the company has been awarded a $100,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The city of Owosso has offered a property tax abatement in support of the project.
“We have worked with the state of Michigan on this project, and this is a prime example of cooperation between private industry and local and state governments. This expansion ensures manufacturing jobs for Shiawassee County and the city of Owosso,” said Tri-Mer Corporation President John Pardell.
“We are all very excited about this development. For decades Tri-Mer has been an integral part of our industrial community. I would like to personally thank them for their continued investment here, as well as the MEDC and the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership (SEDP) for their vigilance and work to revive our economy,” said Owosso Mayor Chris Eveleth.
“Tri-Mer Corporation’s expansion continues to demonstrate that manufacturing is alive and well in Shiawassee County. We are grateful for their commitment to growing in Owosso, and also very thankful to the city council and staff for their support of this great company,” said SEDP President and CEO Justin Horvath.