Relocating to Canton
In 2010, MIAT will consolidate facilities from Willow Run Airport and New Boston inside a two-building, 124,905-square foot Canton facility (currently vacant) that formerly housed a La-Z-Boy furniture distribution center, east of Haggerty between Palmer and Michigan Avenue. The facility will house a vocational training school with as many as 750 students and 120 employees on the 10-acre site.
In November 2009, the Zoning Board of Appeals rezoned the property from Light Industrial Research to Light Industrial 2 and approved a special land use so that MIAT could open its school on the site and potentially create outdoor noise by having students perform tests on aircraft engines. MIAT has assured township officials that it will comply with township ordinances requiring noise levels not to exceed 70 decibels.
MIAT will install a right-turn lane on Haggerty Rd to accommodate motorists entering the facility.