Congressman Dan Kildee Tours Halla Mechatronics in Bay City, Praises New Investments in Mid-Michigan
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today toured Halla Mechatronics, an advanced systems automotive parts developer based in Bay City. Halla recently announced new expansion and investments in mid-Michigan that are expected to create 25 new jobs and continue the region’s long history of automobile manufacturing. “Innovative companies like Halla Mechatronics are leading the way in advanced automotive systems to ensure that our state is in the driver’s seat when it comes to cutting edge twenty-first century technologies,” Congressman Kildee said. “Michigan put the world on wheels, and Bay City and our entire region continues to be a driving force in our state’s economy. I’m proud of Halla’s recent investments and expansion right here in mid-Michigan which is helping to put people to work in the new economy.” Halla Mechatronics, a Bay City-based subsidiary of the Halla Group, is a start-up focusing on automotive research and development. Concentrating on precision motion control, they utilize an engineering team in Michigan and across the nation for the automotive, medical and military sectors. In December 2014, Halla announced a renovation and expansion of their facility in Bay City. The project, which will expand their research, engineering, sales and marketing units, will invest $13.4 million in mid-Michigan and create 25 new good-paying, full-time jobs. During the tour, Congressman Kildee observed Halla’s new research and development and met with the company’s leadership. Congressman Kildee also discussed his support for legislation in Congress to promote advanced manufacturing programs and the “Make it in America” jobs agenda, a legislative package that supports creating good-paying jobs through manufacturing growth and tax incentives for companies that locate and create jobs in the U.S. Last month, Congressman Kildee participated in a hearing on the “Make it in America” jobs agenda, including how to expand exports through the manufacturing sector across the U.S.