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Tax abatement: SMT Automation LLC expands into Bruce Township

With the help of Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED), SMT Automation LLC will be expanding its operations into Bruce Township.

The company received a 12-year industrial facility tax abatement from the township.

The exterior of SMT Automation
SMT Automation owners Elena Morales and Marco Santana.

SMT invested $7.2 million into the project (real and personal property). The company will be doing machine integration and CNC manufacturing parts. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation also awarded SMT Automation a $300,000 business development program grant.

Dedicated to the design of machinery for the automation of the manufacturing process, SMT Automation has operated out of a facility in Roseville for the last five years, employing around 70 people. The expansion into Bruce Township will allow SMT Automation to grow its business. The new location is a 41,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located on nine acres that will employ an additional 60 employees.

SMT Automation contacted MCPED in July 2022 seeking assistance for its expansion. MCPED helped prepare the industrial facility tax abatement application and advocated for the company at a township hearing prior to the abatement being awarded in April.

MCPED also met with Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!, Macomb Community College and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to discuss services and incentives that were available.

The new building should be open sometime in the summer of 2024.

Is your company looking to grow and expand? Be sure to contact MCPED at 586-469-5285, email or reach out to one of our Economic Development representatives.


Department:Macomb Business