Governor Rick Snyder presented his State of the State address on Tuesday January 17th.  During the approximately hour long speech he recognized a growing Shiawassee County business, calling it one of the "greatest companies in the world."
 
2nd Chance Wood recently acquired property in Durand's "Innovation Center" in order to expand from its location on M-71 in Vernon.  The company opened in Vernon in 2010.  2nd Chance Wood will invest $2.5 million to construct a new building and add more than 50 new jobs.
 
Speaking of the company, Snyder said "They could have gone to Texas, Wisconsin... they're in Michigan."
 
2nd Chance Wood repurposes lumber from old trees, barns and demolition sites, Snyder told the audience that included Durand Mayor Pro-Tem, Dr. Brian Boggs, and former Owosso Mayor and State Representative Ben Frederick.
 
Watch the entire State of the State address below.  The 2nd Chance Wood shout out happens at 42:30.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8crbUF_6n5M