Schupan and Sons plans expansion in Kalamazoo

Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two of its locations in Kalamazoo in moves that are expected to add a total of 80 jobs over the next three years.

Schupans' manufacturing division, headquartered in Kalamazoo, uses state-of-the-art technology to produce complex components for the medical device, aerospace, and office furniture industries. The division will add  40,000 square feet and expects to add an additional 50 employees over the next three years

The electronics recycling division will also be expanding its Kalamazoo footprint and anticipates adding an additional 30 employees over the next three years.

The aluminum and plastic sales division is a leading Midwestern metals service center specializing in a full line of new aluminum and plastic mill products.

The expansions are proceeding with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced this week (Nov. 12, 2018).

Both projects will increase the existing manufacturing capacities and add needed office space. The company projects a total investment of more than $10.1 million. As a result, the company has been awarded a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
The City of Kalamazoo also has offered a local brownfield redevelopment incentive in support of the project

Michigan was chosen for the expansion over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio.
“Schupan & Sons’ decision to invest in Kalamazoo rather than in other states means good jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing talent,” says Jeff Mason, CEO of MEDC

Source: Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Photo courtesy of Schupan & Sons

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Kathy Jennings is the managing editor of Southwest Michigan's Second Wave. She is a freelance writer and editor.
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