LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Thursday applauded the announcement of a state grant for a development project in Adrian that will create 102 jobs and a $6.7 million investment.
“This is great news for the Adrian community and everyone in the area,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “This grant will bring much needed jobs and investment to Lenawee County and will be a real shot in the arm for Michigan families and workers. I applaud Uckele for its commitment to our region and everyone who helped make this project a reality.”
Uckele Health & Nutrition was established in 1962 in Blissfield Township and manufactures its own line of human and animal dietary supplements. The company currently has 171 employees in Michigan and a smaller facility in Toledo.
Uckele is planning three large projects in the high-tech pharmaceutical supplement arena and plans to purchase two facilities in Adrian that will allow it to duplicate its current lines of production and invest in new equipment.
As a result of the investment and job creation, the Michigan Strategic Fund awarded Uckele a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the expansion over the company’s facility in Toledo.
Uckele supports personal growth of its employees by fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement and offers external and internal trainings, seminars and courses. The company also promotes from within by providing pathways to higher-paying jobs. Lenawee Now has offered staff time and resources in support of the project.