STEVENSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A business owner has given thank-you bonuses totaling about $750,000 to 70 workers at a factory in southwestern Michigan.
Steve Klotz, president and CEO of Huizenga Group, tells The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph “it’s right to share with employees.” Grand Rapids-based Huizenga Group owned Dane Systems in Stevensville until selling this month.
Bryan von Dorpowski, controller at Dane Systems, says the workers weren’t surprised to get a profit-sharing check the day the business changed hands because yearly profit-sharing bonuses were somewhat typical. He says thank-you bonuses, however, were a “total surprise.”
Dane Systems designs and builds custom machines and systems for several industries.
Klotz says bonuses were based on years of service and job position, typically ranging from $500 to $10,000. He says some got as much as $50,000.
Information from: The Herald-Palladium