Art Mulder and Sons Trucking plans $31M expansion

Art Mulder and Sons Trucking (AMST) plans to invest more than $31 million in expanding its operations in the city of Holland. 

Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization that assists employers with growth opportunities in Ottawa and Allegan counties, connected the Holland transport solutions company with local resources on this project. 
 
“Art Mulder and Sons Trucking’s growth aligns with the strong regional growth among our food processors and further cements West Michigan as a national leader for food processing,” says Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage president. “We are honored to support Art Mulder and Sons Trucking in their growth. They are a gift to our region.” 

Expansion specifics
 
This facility — to be built at the same location as the company’s headquarters, 1936 Transport Lane in Holland — will be owned by MG88 Holland Cold Storage, a new entity created for this industrial project by AMST and the Mandich Group. The facility will be managed by the Mulder family and the Mandich Group, and will comprise about 147,000 square feet, which will include freezer and cooler warehouse storage, refrigerated and cooler dock space, office space, mechanical rooms, maintenance areas, and training and conference rooms. 

In addition, the facility will include capacity for food processing and packaging functions. Once constructed, the facility will operate as a logistical optimization center serving the food industry. This project is expected to create 55 jobs. 
 
“The Cold-Link Logistics Holland team is excited to provide logistics solutions to our existing partners and eager to meet future needs in a growing market. We embrace the opportunity to attract new team members who want to be a part of an organization that stands on family values. These values drive our commitment and dedication to customer care, which spans from vendors and partners in the supply chain down to every driver coming through our doors,” says Chad Mulder, AMST president. 
Construction has begun on a $31 million expansion at Art Mulder and Sons Trucking. 
The city of Holland is supporting this project in the form of a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption. 

"This is a time of dynamic growth in the city of Holland. Art Mulder and Sons Trucking is a shining example of a local business expanding their footprint and their workforce to meet the needs of a new economy,” says Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks. “The city is a proud partner with employers like Art Mulder and Sons Trucking using economic incentives that encourage investment in Holland, creating good jobs and a bright future for our residents.”

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