Morrison Industries in Novi looking to hire dozens in coming year

It didn’t take long for Morrison Industries to find the right space to open its second facility.
The Morrison, Tenn.-based company wanted to be closer to the auto industry and decided on opening a shop in southeast Michigan. It found the perfect spot in the first place it looked, said president and CEO Jacob Wilson: 46480 Magellan Drive in Novi.
“It was a big deal to have a presence and be right in there with our customers,” he said.
The company, which has operated in town since last fall, held its grand opening celebration June 28 at its 50,000-square-foot facility. The company, a manufacturer of shipping containers, wanted to locate closer to the domestic auto industry and Novi was the right choice from a geographic perspective, as well as a workforce perspective.
“We need to be centrally located for our customers,” Wilson said. “We also want to be able to pull a diverse workforce from different demographic areas.”
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Jacqueline Bell, the facility’s general manager, said the company has slowly brought on employees since opening late last year and is currently looking for more.