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Furniture maker invests $8.8M in expansion and 206 jobs

February 25, 2015
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Furniture maker invests $8.8M in expansion and 206 jobs
An undated aerial view of the OMT-Veyhl site in Holland Charter Township. Photo via omt-veyhl.com

An ergonomic furniture maker is planning to undergo an $8.8-million expansion and create 206 jobs — doubling its size and employment.

OMT-Veyhl in Holland Charter Township said today that it has experienced “tremendous growth” in the western region of the U.S., necessitating the 98,000-square-foot expansion at its Holland facility.

OMT-Veyhl

OMT-Veyhl designs, develops and markets table legs and table bases, which are made in the U.S. and Europe by its affiliated companies.

The company was formed in 2005 by two German sister companies, OMT and Veyhl.

The company first joined the Holland community that same year and employs 200 workers in that facility.

The site is located at 11511 James St., according to its website.

Lakeshore over California

OMT-Veyhl also operates a sister facility in California, which was also under consideration for the expansion, but ultimately, the company chose the Holland location for its growth.

The board members and staff of Holland Charter Township are “very excited” about OMT-Veyhl’s decision to expand its local facility, said Donald Komejan, manager, Holland Charter Township.

“OMT-Veyhl is a very good corporate member of our local community, and we look forward to their continued success in Holland Township,” Komejan said.

Incentives

The Michigan Strategic Fund has provided a $750,000 performance-based grant to encourage the company to expand in the state.

Holland Charter Township will consider a property tax abatement for the facility expansion.

The township has worked “very closely” with OMT-Veyhl leadership on their growth plans. 

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