Jackson Business Briefs December 20, 2021 - JTV Jackson

2021-12-25 01:28:10 By : Mr. Robin Wang

  Alro Plastics is excited to announce the acquisition of Johnson Plastics in Evansville, Indiana on December 17, 2021. This asset purchase will allow Alro to grow our customer base while providing improved service for cut-to-size plastic and machined parts. Johnson Plastics customers will now have access to Alro Plastics vast inventory of general engineering and high performance rod, tube, plate, sheet, and profiles.

Johnson Plastics was founded in 1995, specializing in designing and engineering products to meet the needs of their customers. Their innovative product offerings include custom plastic fabrication and vacuum forming. They are a distributor of sheet and engineering plastics, plastic films, packaging products, and industrial supplies. The Johnson Plastics team led by Richie Johnson will join Alro and continue to provide quality materials and machined parts with great customer service.

Alro Steel is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ace Steel in Roanoke, Virginia. This asset purchase will allow Alro to grow our customer base while providing improved service for cut-to-size metals and plastics. Ace Steel’s customers will now have access to Alro’s vast inventory including aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, tool steel, cast iron, red metals, alloys, and plastics.

Ace Steel was founded in 1992 as a steel distributor serving the Roanoke Valley in Virginia. We are delighted that the Ace Steel team will join Alro and continue to provide quality materials with great customer service. Alro and Ace Steel are both focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations through superior service and outstanding teamwork.

TRUE Community Credit Union announces the relocation of its Country Market branch on Parnall Road in Jackson, MI, to a new stand-alone site at the corner of Parnall Road and Lansing Avenue. in Jackson. The new site will be 3,290 square feet in size and will offer enhanced technology to make it more accessible to members.

In addition to the current branch features members have, the site will include four Express Tellers with drive-thru access. Members will use the Express Tellers to communicate with a TRUE Community Credit Union teller via video during business hours. The Express Teller machines can also be used as ATMs 24 hours a day.

“We are ecstatic to expand our footprint and better serve our current and future members in the Northwest area,” said Chrissy Siders, President/CEO. “ While self-service capabilities provide for many of our member’s fundamental needs, there is still an innate need for them to be able to walk into a full-service branch for financial guidance. We continue to grow as more and more people partner with TRUE Community Credit Union to write a life story that stretches beyond their imagination, and for that, we are incredibly grateful.”

TRUE Community Credit Union intends to begin construction in 2022 and will plan to open the new location in 2023.

The Edison Electric Institute has announced that over 50 energy providers have joined the National Electric Highway Coalition. Consumers Energy is part of the coalition, reflecting the company’s leadership on electric vehicles and commitment to EV fast charging, building a coast-to-coast network.

In Michigan, Consumers Energy has already powered 33 EV fast-charging locations (see map). Consumers plan to increase that number to 200 over the next three years.  

Consumers Energy last month also announced a goal to power 1 million EVs by 2030 in their service territory, which spans most of the Lower Peninsula outside metro Detroit.

  The Jackson Community Foundation’s (JCF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome The Georgia and Travis Fojtasek Legacy Fund to its portfolio of over 400 funds working together to strengthen and build Jackson County. 

“The Fojtaseks commitment to making Jackson County a better place today and tomorrow for all of its citizens exemplifies who we are as an organization,” said Monica Moser, President & CEO. “The Fojtaseks have worked and lived in this community and have chosen to give back in a meaningful way to help ensure Jackson County’s sustainability for generations to come.” 

“We moved to Michigan from Texas over 30 years ago to experience living in an area with four beautiful seasons. Over time, as our love for the Jackson community and its people grew, we realized this had become home. Our decision to remain here has been reaffirmed time and again as friends, neighbors and colleagues became more tightly woven into the fabric of our lives, enriching our experiences in multiple ways,” said Georgia and Travis. “We are inspired to focus our investments where we live to help create sustainable improvements in community vitality and well-being, especially for our most vulnerable and often overlooked citizens. In our professional lives, we’ve experienced people with vision and determination making a collective impact that leads to transformational change. We chose to invest with the Jackson Community Foundation because we believe they share that vision. Through collaboration, it leverages community resources, particularly where the need is great and funding sources may be limited. We are confident that JCF will be a good partner in making contributions to our community that matter.” 

Georgia and Travis have chosen Grow Jackson to receive their inaugural grant. The mission of Grow Jackson is to increase community access to healthy fresh food for Jackson residents through community gardens and by saving food that would be thrown out and distributing it to those in need. 

“Grow Jackson is incredibly thankful to the Fojtasek Family for this grant that will be a huge benefit in feeding our most vulnerable citizens during this holiday season and to help expand our fresh food initiative in 2022,” said Jacob Inosencio, President, Grow Jackson. “It takes collaboration from various angles of a problem to solve it and we are committed to working with our residents, area nonprofits, and leaders to end food insecurity. We believe that everyone having access to fresh food is a big step towards equity in Jackson County”. 

If you would like to make a donation to this fund or learn about our other charitable funds, go to www.jacksoncf.org or call today to learn how to set up your own Donor Advised Fund. 

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