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NorthGate to expand operations with new facility to service Ford Motor Company

FLINT/BURTON, MICH. – NorthGate, a Flint Township-based packaging and supply chain services company, is expanding its operations and bringing new jobs to the area after signing a deal to open a consigned packaging and distribution center for Ford Motor Company. This aftersales supply chain work will be housed in a 421,000-square-foot warehouse facility located at 4137 Davison Road in Burton, Mich.

NorthGatewill handle the logistics associated with packaging, sorting, and distribution of aftermarket parts to Ford Motor Company part distribution centers and dealerships around the United States.

“This new work and facility will bring 150 jobs to GeneseeCounty by year’s end, with an expectation that up to 300 or more employees will eventually be needed,” explained George Wilkinson, NorthGate president. These will be good-paying jobs at $13 to $20 per hour plus bonuses, with additional benefits after 90 days.”

Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, said, “The MEDC believes in the value of this expansion project and has made a significant investment to help support NorthGate as it moves forward with this exciting economic growth initiative.”

“This is the type of business diversification and new employment opportunity we strive for and nurture here in the region,” stated Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Group.

“NorthGate continues to showcase the economic vitality of Flint and Genesee County, sending a positive message to the world that this is a great place to establish and grow a business,” Herman added.

Andy Goggins, NorthGate CEO, said, “As a second chance employer, we offer training and meaningful work that removes barriers to employment such as personal finance, transportation, childcare and conflict resolution.”

NorthGate founder Jack Goggins’ business philosophy was summarized in his favorite expression, “be ready,” which is where the program’s name comes from – a fitting tribute to Mr. Goggins ’legacy and the entire organization’s commitment to employees and the community.

Those interested in applying for positions at the new Burton facility or any of the company’s other Genesee County locations should visit

About NorthGate

NorthGate offers solutions for manufacturers, distributors and third-party logistics providers moving goods into or out of the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. NorthGate clients receive the total package – great locations, exceptional problem-solving skills and a service-oriented, can-do culture grounded in traditional values. Learn more at

NorthGate’s mission is to bless people, be prosperous and be the best. From this mission, NorthGate’s Be Ready Enrichment Services program was born, helping NorthGate employees with the skills needed to overcome barriers to success and take them from unemployment to employment and meaningful lifelong careers.

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