Ionia company to expand to make Ford Ranger bumpers; 109 new jobs

Posted at 3:03 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 15:03:36-04

IONIA, Mich. – An Ionia County auto parts manufacturer will be expanding after receiving grants from the state of Michigan and the City of Ionia.

Ventra Ionia, at 14 N. Beardsley in Ionia, will be buying a 48,000 square foot building next to its current location to launch a new line of assembling bumpers for Ford Ranger trucks, according to a release from The Right Place, Inc. The expansion means about 109 new jobs and an investment of almost $5 million from the company.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is providing a $600,000 grant for the project.

The company will move a portion of their existing business to the new building and will make the new bumpers in their current building.  The program will include the assembly, paint and chrome finishing on the bumpers.