2017 Skilled Trades Training Fund Awards

The State of Michigan recently announced its Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) awards for FY 2017.  Since 2013, the STTF has injected millions of dollars into the Michigan economy for short term training in high-demand occupations. The thirteen-county West Michigan region has historically received the highest award totals and this year was no exception.  Employers in West Michigan have been awarded more than $5.1 million in training funds. These employers are listed below by county. 

ALLEGAN - $628,738 in funding

Bay Valley Foods LLC

Coastal Automotive

Code Blue Corporation

Eclipse Tool & Die, Inc

Ely Manor

Haworth, Inc

K & R Truck Sales Inc

Koops Inc

MPF Acquisitions, Inc

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Perrigo Company - Allegan

Ropes Courses, Inc


Stampede Die and Engineering (Stampede Die Corp)

Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company

Uniform Color Company

Williams Tooling & Manufacturing, Inc

Windenmuller Electric, Inc


IONIA - $11,450 in funding

Metron Integrated Health Systems

Wiesen Inc


KENT - $2,322,325 in funding

Action Mold and Machining, Inc

American Seating Co

ArtiFlex Manufacturing

Autocam Precision Components Group

Autodie, LLC

Best Metal Products

Buist Electric

Butterball Farms, Inc

Cascade Die Casting Group - Great Lakes

Cascade Die Casting Group - Mid State

Challenge Manufacturing - Walker Location

Cherry Street Services, Inc dba Cherry Health

Commercial Tool and Die

Conical Tool

Country Fresh

CQL, Inc

Cresco Solutions, Inc

CUP Acquisition LLC dba Custom Profile

D+M Metal Products

Die Cad Group, Inc

Eikenhout Inc

Elevator Up LLC

Emerald Corporation

Engineered Tooling Systems, Inc

Gill Industries, Bond Facility

Gill Industries, Plainfield Facility

Health Net of West Michigan

Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC (H1)

Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC (H2)

Jireh Metal Products, Inc

Kenona Industries Inc

Lumbermen's Inc

Mark-Maker Company

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Mercy Health

Metron Integrated Health Systems - Cedar Springs

Metron Integrated Health Systems - Forest Hills

Michigan Turkey Producers, Inc

Micron Mfg Company

NVINT Services LLC

Oliver Packaging and Equipment Company

Open Systems Technologies DE, LLC

Plasan Carbon Composites

Precision Aerospace Corp

Rapid Tooling Systems, Inc

Rest Haven Homes, Inc

SoundTech, Inc

Specialty Tooling Systems

Spectrum Health 

Steel Craft Technologies

Swoboda, Inc

Van Haren Electric

Walker Tool & Die, Inc

West Michigan International

West Thomas Partners, LLC (Gluten Free Bar)

Wilkast Inc

Williams Distributing Co.


MONTCALM  - $76,030 in funding

Federal Mogul

Greenville Tool & Die Co

Metron Integrated Health Systems – Greenville


MUSKEGON - $800,087 in funding

Anderson Global, Inc

Century Foundry, Inc

Dynamic Conveyor

Howmet Corporation (also known as Alcoa Howmet)

Johnson Technology

L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems


Mercy Health Partners

Scherdel Sales & Technology

Fleet Engineers

Motion Dynamics


OTTAWA COUNTY - $1,280,003 in funding

Active Manufacturing Corp

Altron Automation

Baumann Tool and Die

Benteler Automotive Aluminum

Carter Manufacturing Co., Inc

Competition Engineering

Composite Builders

DHE Plumbing and Mechanical

Driesenga & Associates

GNS America

H.S. Die & Engineering, Inc

Herman Miller

ITW Powertrain Metals (ITW Drawform)

Lauren Manufacturing

Magna Mirrors (Holland)

Magna Mirrors of America, Inc. dba Engineered Glass

Meridian, Inc.

Metron Integrated Health System - Lamont

MFP Automation Engineering


Parkway Electric & Communications, LLC

Royal Technologies

Shorescape Investments LLC

SoundOff Signal

Star Crane & Hoist, Inc

Transfer Tool Products



Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

DeWys Manufacturing


NPR of America