Plastics supplier plans $33.6M investment in new facility
A supplier of injection-molded plastic parts to multiple industries is planning to invest $33.6 million in a new facility in the region.
Hudsonville-based Royal Technologies Corporation expects to build a warehouse and plant in Jamestown Charter Township and create 66 jobs in the process, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp., or MEDC, today.
The facility will be located east of Royal Technologies’ 400,000-square-foot headquarters in Hudsonville, which is at 3765 Quincy St.
Royal Technologies also operates three plants in Michigan and regional operations in Texas and Alabama. The company recently identified a need for a 200,000-square-foot facility to meet growth in the next five to seven years.
Royal Technologies chose to expand in Michigan over building a new facility adjacent to its operations in Cullman, Alabama.
“Our expansion is an investment in the area’s workforce, industry and culture of continuous improvement and mutual success that exists here,” said Jim Vander Kolk, president, Royal Technologies.
The project received support from the state, Jamestown Charter Township, West Michigan Works! and Lakeshore Advantage.
Royal Technologies has been awarded a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to offset construction costs.
MEDC CEO Steve Arwood said the expansion “underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing talent.”
Jamestown Charter Township offered support in the form of a 12-year P.A. 198 property tax abatement.
West Michigan Works! kicked in a $92,000 grant to assist with employee recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training.
Zeeland-based Lakeshore Advantage, an economic development nonprofit, helped Royal Technologies secure support for the project.
Established in 1987, Royal Technologies moved into its current headquarters in 1999, creating what is now the Jamestown Commerce Center.
The company produces plastic components for several industries, including office furniture, automotive and consumer products.