We are super excited to announce that we are expanding again. We are building a brand new 55,000 sq ft facility to house our growing manufacturing needs. Our facility will be located on Northline Road, Romulus, Michigan, next to our headquarter building. Our core values of “Customer Obsession” and “Continuous Improvements” with the mindset of seeing “the glass half empty” has allowed us to grow with our existing, as well as, new customers. We want to thank our hard working employees who exceed our customers’ expectations on a regular basis.
According to News Herald:
The announcement of numerous manufacturing jobs and millions of investment dollars coming to Romulus has many energized.
Aerostar Manufacturing is expanding its operations, making way for the creation of 62 jobs.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer helped spark the excitement with the announcement of the expansion and job opportunities with the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).
“This project is a win for southeast Michigan and for the entire state,” said Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of the MEDC and president and chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “We’re proud to join our local partners as we celebrate Aerostar’s expansion in Michigan and look forward to working together to grow, add jobs and provide greater opportunity for our friends and neighbors.”
A total capital investment of $8.6 million, supported by a $200,000 Michigan Development Program performance-based grant, is expected to be generated by the expansion.
Sharing in the excitement is state Rep. Alex Garza (D-Taylor), who issued a statement.
“I’m thrilled that Aerostar has opted to expand its operations in Metro Detroit,” he said. “This investment will result in more good-paying jobs for the hardworking people of Michigan and continue to benefit our economy. I look forward to seeing the work Aerostar will do in Metro Detroit and what great economic opportunities come next for our community.”
In her announcement, Whitmer said her administration has been laser-focused on growing Michigan’s economy.
“We’re working hard in a bipartisan fashion to ensure Michigan’s business climate and talented manufacturing workforce can thrive and create more jobs,” she said. “That work paid off over the last year, and my administration added 220,000 jobs to help businesses bounce back.”
She said her administration is celebrating Aerostar’s expansion in the state.
“This is great news for workers, their families, and our economy as we continue putting Michiganders first,” Whitmer said.
Aerostar specializes in Computer Numerical Control machining and assembly for the automotive, heavy truck, defense, aerospace and other key industries and markets. The company currently has 131 employees in Michigan.
Lalit Goel, CEO of the manufacturing company, thanked all involved for helping his business navigate through the steps of the application process in order to obtain various state and local benefits.
The Romulus site got the nod over other competing sites in Indiana and Georgia.
“In the end, it wasn’t just the dollars and cents, but many intangibles like manufacturing infrastructure, trained workforce and being close to many world-class existing and potential customers in Michigan that tipped the scale in Michigan’s favor,” Goel said.
Aerostar is a minority-owned business and more than half of its workforce is from minority or underrepresented communities.
It is growing rapidly and plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Romulus for light to medium manufacturing, CNC machining, assembly, and other related industrial activities.
The Detroit Region Aerotropolis has approved a 50% property tax abatement in support of the project.