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Category: Job Growth

Great Lakes wins SEDP award

Bryan Marks of Great Lakes Family of Companies receives the 2019 SEDC Award

By SALLY YORK Argus-Press Staff Writer. Reprinted with permission of the Argus-Press. OWOSSO — In a surprise announcement, the Great Lakes Family of Companies in Vernon Township snagged the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership’s Project of the Year award during the SEDP’s annual meeting Wednesday. The roughly 100 SEDP members who came applauded as Great Lakes owner Bryan Marks accepted the award, which recognizes a new or expanding business in Shiawassee County that creates a significant positive impact on the local…

Companies receive grants to boost technical jobs

Bryan Marks Great Lakes Fusion

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Two local companies are among the recipients of state grants to fund training for in-demand technical jobs. Bourne Industries in Corunna was awarded $16,050, and Great Lakes Fusion in Vernon Township is receiving $15,880 in Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund grants, the state Talent Investment Agency recently announced. “We’re extremely happy,” Tim Reid, manager/engineer at Bourne Industries, said. “This will allow us to prove much-needed training in several areas.”…