Two new businesses are underway in Vernon Township, thanks to the efforts of a local entrepreneur.

*Great Lakes Ready Mix is a producer of ready mix concrete at 7505 E. M-71, utilizing the batch plant space that formerly housed concrete pipe manufacturer PreMarc Corporation.

*Great Lakes Fabrication & Machining has opened in the former Co-Op Machine & Tool facility, 7665 E. M-71. It is specializing in precision machining and fabrication of metals, plastics and other materials for custom pieces to large-scale production.

Both firms were recently started by Bryan Marks, who already operates multiple businesses in the area, including Great Lakes Fusion (a construction company focused on residential, commercial, industrial, landfill and pipeline projects throughout the U.S. and Canada) plus Exotic Concrete Creations, a decorative concrete contractor.

Together, these new projects are generating approximately $750,000 in capital investment and seven new jobs.

“It is exciting to move forward with these new ventures, which have the capability to serve customers not only locally, but throughout the U.S. and Canada. We are also pleased to be able to invest in the community and provide quality jobs for local residents,” said Marks.

“Bryan is one of our most valued businessmen in Shiawassee County, creating multiple companies that are really helping to grow the local economy. We are pleased to be able to assist his growth, and look forward to more economic opportunities he will generate in the future,” said Justin Horvath of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership.

There will be an open house 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Great Lakes Fabrication & Machining for interested parties to learn more about this operation. RSVPs are requested, and persons may do so by contacting Justin Horvath, (989) 725-9241 or

Two Businesses Opening, Open House was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by Karen Elford