LANSING, Mich., Dec. 7, 2022 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), announced today that Axis Automation — a cutting-edge automation solutions provider for the manufacturing and engineering sectors — is expanding in the city of Walker. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of up to $5.7 million and create up to 50 jobs, supported by a $500,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant. After hearing the news, state Rep. Carol Glanville (D-Walker) issued the following statement:


“We are fortunate to have Axis Automation as part of our community, and its expansion will immediately bring advanced, high-tech jobs to Walker and West Michigan. This is welcome news for Walker — and all of Michigan, because it speaks to our state’s increasing momentum as a leader in innovative manufacturing. There is certainly something to be said that Michigan was chosen for this project over a competing site in Illinois. Our state has historically been the heart and soul of manufacturing in the U.S., and we’re making a strong comeback. Investing in the present and future manufacturing workforce in Michigan provides a strong basis for our ongoing economic growth, and I look forward to continued positive momentum.”