2013-09-05 / Business

TMI Climate Solutions expands facility in GB

GRAND BLANC TWP. — TMI Climate Solutions has announced the expansion of its headquarters facility in Grand Blanc Township.

The expansion represents a $6.2 million investment and will result in 30-50 new jobs over the next three years.

“It’s great to see TMI growing and succeeding in Genesee County,” said Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “Our Economic Development team has worked with TMI to support their growth through training and connectivity to incentives and collaboration. The expansion of this facility is another signal that businesses can grow and be successful in Genesee County.”

TMI Climate Solutions, formerly known as TMI Custom Air Systems is a major manufacturer of custom air handling systems and mechanical penthouses. The company currently has 150 employees.

TMI has expanded its customer base beyond primarily automotive to include emerging markets such as hospitals, universities, laboratories and large commercial and government facilities. In addition, TMI has exported products to Australia, Canada, China, Dubai, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

TMI is broadening its capacity to accommodate growth in its hydronics business, according to Jim Huff, the company’s CEO. He said the larger facility adds 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 9,000 square feet of office space to meet growing client demand.

“Our growth will help us add additional 20-ton and 30-ton cranes,” said Huff. “These cranes are critical to accommodate customer demand for refrigeration units, pump skids, as well as chiller and boiler plants. The Chamber has played an integral role in TMI’s expansion and has delivered valuable connections to lean process improvement, exporting, workforce training, incentives and funding. We have chosen to expand here because of the area’s positive business climate and strengths in workforce skills, STEM education and infrastructure.”

Mikki Hoffman, Supervisor of Grand Blanc Township said the expansion of TMI is a good thing for Grand Blanc.

“We are excited that TMI is growing here in Grand Blanc Township,” said Hoffman.

“The investment is a welcome addition to the community and the region. It is a sign that the township is a good place to do business and that we can play a role in the global economy. We have worked closely with TMI for many years and congratulate them on their continued success.” — By Paula K. Schmidt

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