LANSING, Mich., Jan. 12, 2020 — Today, Shyft Group Inc., formerly Spartan Motors, announced an expansion project that will result in hundreds of new jobs at their Charlotte campus, and increased economic activity for the city and surrounding areas. State Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Shyft have been working together for months to work out the plans.
“Especially in the current economic climate, it is so important that we do everything possible to provide opportunities for the people in our communities,” said Witwer. “This is an enormous investment in the city and hardworking families of Charlotte, and I am proud to have played a role in helping make this a reality. Shyft is an exciting, quickly growing company, and I know the partnership between them and our community will prove beneficial for everyone involved.”
The Shyft Group boasts multiple well-known and high-quality brands in the commercial vehicle industry, including Ultimaster, DuraMag, Spartan RV Chassis and more. With this expansion the company looks to help the commercial fleet and vehicle manufacturer meet expected increased demand in 2021.