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BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, MI-Eaton Hydraulics, Inc. will spend about $5.4 million to expand its property here as a consolidation of a recent acquisition. As part of the expansion, the state is providing a Single Business Tax credit worth $2.4 million over the next 10 years.

In addition, the state will provide an abatement of the six mills state education tax valued at $100,440. Blackman Township has also approved a 50% tax abatement of thecompany’s personal property taxes for 12 years valued at $422,000.

Eaton Corporation recently acquired Motion Control, Inc. located in Rockford, IL. Michigan was selected over Illinois as the site to consolidate the two facilities. The company’s capital investment will total about $5.4 million over a three-year period to facilitate the expansion.

“Recent plant closings have rocked this community and raised the unemployment levels and we really fought hard to provide Eaton Corporation with all of the right reasons to expand in Jackson,” says David C. Miller, vice president, The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc.

Eaton Hydraulics is a manufacturer of engineered products to serve industrial, vehicle, commercial and aerospace markets. The company has numerous facilities in Michigan employing a total of 4,876 people.

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