Zorn applauds grant for Heidtman expansion in Bedford Township, Monroe

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn is applauding a recent announcement from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approving a local business expansion project in Bedford Township and Monroe that will create 65 jobs and a $9.1 million investment in the region.

The MSF awarded Heidtman Steel Products a $325,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to expand its facilities for a project the company is partnering on with TNT, a tubing company, to purchase a tube mill that will provide an opportunity to serve an existing recreational vehicle customer of TNT’s in Indiana.

“This is great news during a tough time,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “The added jobs and investment will be a real shot in the arm for Monroe, Bedford Township, and surrounding communities. I applaud Heidtman for its long-standing commitment to our part of the state and thank the MSF for its trust and support.”

Heidtman has served the region for more than 60 years, processing, packaging, and distributing flat-rolled steel products to customers in a variety of industries throughout North America.

Bedford Township offered a 50% property tax abatement in support of the project.

Michigan was chosen over a competing site in Indiana.