BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 8, 2021 — The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) announced a business expansion with Cives Corp., a subsidiary of Viking-Cives. The project expects to generate a total private investment of $25 million and create 91 high-wage jobs in Battle Creek with the support of a $755,300 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.


“I am pleased to see so many new manufacturing jobs being created in our community,” said state Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek). “Southwest Michigan is home to some of the hardest-working people in the world. This new facility will provide almost 100 new jobs, with high wages and good benefits.”


Viking-Cives is a full-line truck equipment company and one of the largest snow and ice control equipment manufacturers in North America. They plan to construct a new facility in Battle Creek where they will house a manufacturing shop, warehouse and installation bay to support the company’s growth in the Midwest. 


This project will bring new, well-paying manufacturing jobs with good benefits to the community and have a positive impact on the local economy. The city of Battle Creek has offered a 50% tax abatement in support of the project. 


Battle Creek was chosen for the project over competing sites in Indiana and Ontario, Canada.