Michigan officials announced recently that Cabinetworks Group will add 110 corporate and professional services jobs while moving its headquarters from Ann Arbor, Mich., to a nearby Detroit suburb.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation said the cabinet manufacturer plans to “centralize corporate functions to better serve its customer base and to attract and retain talent by relocating to a Livonia, Mich., facility that is being improved and renovated.”
The state will award the company a $600,000 grant as part of the expansion.
“Cabinetworks is driving $14.2 million of investment and creating 110 good jobs in southeast Michigan, underscoring the strength of our talented workforce and building on our economic momentum,” Whitmer said in the release announcing the move. “We’re pleased to support Cabinetworks’ expansion in Livonia and look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow here and add jobs for Michiganders. Together, we can continue to send a clear message that everyone is welcome to make it in Michigan.”
Cabinetworks is the largest independently owned manufacturer and distributor of kitchen and bath cabinets in the U.S. The company is currently making significant improvements and renovations to create a modern headquarters incorporating the latest technology to facilitate teamwork and collaboration among its more than 8,000 employees nationwide.
Platinum Equity acquired Cabinetworks in 2021.
The Detroit Regional Partnership has also offered marketing assistance and talent recruitment in support of the project.
“I appreciate the support and warm welcome we’ve received from the Detroit Regional Partnership,” Cabinetworks CEO John Barkhouse said in the release. “Our entire team is excited about our future in Michigan and we’re looking forward to establishing roots in Livonia. We’re energized and ready to grow here.”