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Ottawa County manufacturers plan $25 million in expansions

BY Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:27pm

ZEELAND — Two Ottawa County manufacturers announced major growth projects this week that are expected to generate $25 million in private investment and create more than new 140 jobs.

Royal Technologies Corp., a plastic injection molding manufacturer of furniture and automotive parts, is building a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and a 270,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The new construction will take place on a plot of land adjacent to its existing plant on Quincy Street, which was built in 2016 for an estimated $33.7 million, as MiBiz reported at the time.

The project at Royal Technologies is expected to cost $23 million dollars and create 66 new jobs. The company also maintains manufacturing facilities in Texas and Alabama.

MFP Automation Engineering Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of automation products, has begun work on a 30,000-square-foot building adjacent to its existing facility that will allow expansion in both operations and production. This project is expected to create 75 jobs within two years of completion.

The pair of companies worked with Lakeshore Advantage Corp., the local economic development organization that assists employers with growth opportunities in Ottawa and Allegan counties, to connect with local and state resources to support their latest expansions.

Both manufacturers are known to “invest generously in their talent force,” according to Jennifer Owens, president of Lakeshore Advantage.

Jamestown Charter Township also approved 12-year tax abatements to support both projects.

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