Sunset Tool is connected in important ways that advance our industry, enhance our community, and help build tomorrow’s skilled workforce.
Partnering in our Community
“A rising tide lifts all boats.” The saying is often used to convey the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit everyone in that economy. As a responsible company that supports the well-being of our community, Sunset Tool participates with a number of partners in activities that promote the economic development of Southwest Michigan.
City of St Joseph
Sunset Tool is located just 80 miles from downtown Chicago, off I-94 near the Indiana/Michigan border. We are 20 minutes from the city of St. Joseph, Michigan, which has often been called the “Riviera of the Midwest.” The deep-water port town of St. Joseph is a growing resort community that offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Nestled along the pure waters of Lake Michigan with unusual sand dune formations dotting the coast, the town is a destination place for tourists. St. Joseph has always operated at full economic capacity. Sunset Tool benefits from the city’s approach to growth, which has encouraged a mix of commercial, industrial, and residential development.
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce
Sunset Tool is a proud member of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce, which is the voice of business and an advocate of legislature that will benefit the business community. Our chamber membership provides us with many opportunities to connect with other business leaders to promote business growth in our region.
Berrien County’s location makes it a prime market for tourism, business and industry. With 42 miles of coastline along the shores of Lake Michigan, Berrien County is a choice destination served by railways, interstate highways, shipping and airports.
Southwest Michigan Tourist Council
Walking and biking trails, boating and water sports, music, festivals, golf courses, art shows: the list of fun-to- do activities is nearly endless in Southwestern Michigan. The tourist council makes sure that the options for tourists are well promoted.
Michigan’s Great Southwest
“Michigan’s Great Southwest . . . into the business of life” is a branding campaign that promotes our region on a global basis. It was developed in direct response to requests by some of our region’s largest employers and is open to all businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the promotion of our region.
Developing our Youth
Many of the leadership team at Sunset Tool began developing their skills as interns or apprentices. The team “gives back” by sponsoring and/or serving on leadership boards for youth organizations that promote the development of sound work ethic and productive workplace skills.
Athletes in Action
Sunset Tool is a sponsor of Athletes in Action, which is a part of the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry. The mission of Athletes in Action is to help sports-minded people think and live biblically at the intersection of sport and Christianity.
Junior Achievement (JA)
The purpose of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a volunteer network, JA delivers educational programs in grades K – 12 that help develop work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Programming incorporates hands-on, experiential learning.