Alamo and Pavilion townships will see business growth and new jobs in coming months.
Of the two business expansion projects, the greatest number of jobs will go to Alamo Township. Local manufacturer Quality Precast, Inc. will construct a new 25,000-square-foot production facility and corporate headquarters in Alamo Towship. It plans to add 20 new jobs.
The company is a precast manufacturer specializing in manholes, large block retaining walls and more. It will invest more than $1.35 million in the expansion. The company received a $3,000 grant approved by the Kalamazoo County Brownfield Authority to conduct Phase I environmental site assessment. And Alamo Township is also supporting the project with a 12-year tax abatement.
Quality Precast was started in 2004 and has grown to be a leader in the Great Lakes region. It is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) certified supplier. Its expansion will allow the company to move all production inside the building and run 365 days per year.
“The 20 jobs created by this expansion will make a great impact on the local community in Alamo Township,” says Ron Kitchens, senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First.
In Pavilion Township, custom corrugated packaging specialist Green Bay Packaging has broken ground on a 107,000-square-foot expansion. It plans to add three new jobs.
Founded in 1933, Green Bay Packaging manufactures high-quality products for a variety of retail packaging and labeling applications. It has 31 locations across the U.S. and Mexico. Its expansion in Kalamazoo County will be completed through an investment of $10.8 million and has been supported by a 12 year tax abatement approved by Pavilion Township.
Green Bay Packaging says it is positioning itself for a successful future, using its added square footage to house a new corrugating line.
“The expansion of Green Bay Packaging is a testament to the company’s strong presence in Southwest Michigan,” says Kitchens, senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First.
Southwest Michigan First is an organization of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic growth in Southwest Michigan.
Source: Southwest Michigan First