The Michigan workforce has taken a beating during this pandemic, with jobs disappearing left and right. But now some good news for the new year. The Shyft Group, formerly Spartan Motors, has announced it’s ramping up hiring at it’s campus in Charlotte adding hundreds of new jobs. These new positions will help them meet their 2021 demands with the commercial fleet and specialty vehicles. These new growth opportunities will have a positive effect on Charlotte and the Lansing area with a mobilization of new people, families and more economic activity. There will be new students to K-12schools, new revenue for municipal services, new shoppers for businesses, new neighbors and homeowners.

The Shyft group in Charlotte features well-known brands for the commercial vehicle industry. Some of their brands include Utilmaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag, Strobes-R-Us, Spartan RV Chassis, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing. For over 40 years this company has a long standing history in their home base of Charlotte. The Shyft group also has facilities all over the United States, and continues to expand its presence across a dozen states.

WILX reports:

“From family-owned and homegrown in small-town Charlotte to an innovative global heavyweight industry player, we have witnessed The Shyft Group’s impressive expansion across the US in recent years under CEO Daryl Adam’s leadership and team,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). “The competition from other communities and states is intense for a growing company like Shyft. Our collective economic package won the day to benefit the community and its people, our region, and Michigan.”

Shyft is nearly tripling its current capacity. By bringing hundreds of employees to Charlotte and Michigan, Shyft is making a massive investment into an important community in the Lansing region. Charlotte’s Mayor Michael Armitage expressed excitement for this move in bringing new jobs to their community. If you would like to learn more about employment opportunities with the Shyft Group, Click Here.

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