The Straits Corporation
The Straits Corporation group of companies is made up of the commodity-based businesses of Straits Wood Treating,Inc. (wood processing), Mackinac Land and Cattle Company (cattle, feed and grain production), and Gentz Industries (aerospace manufacturing). The Central Michigan Railway Company, no longer an active railroad in mid-Michigan but with trackage available in the Grand Rapids area, basically acts as a land holding and leasing company. The Straits Operations Company, also a land holding arm of the corporation, monitors corporate services of the company, such as personnel, accounting and information technology.