Agribusiness investing $2M in operation
An agribusiness is investing $2 million and creating 27 high-tech jobs at its facility in the region.
Saranac-based Poultry Management Systems Inc., or PMSI, plans to expand its 15,000-square-foot plant in Vergennes Township, at 890 O E Bieri Industrial Dr., according to The Right Place this week.
The facility will house new software development, light manufacturing and electronic component assembly.
PMSI chose West Michigan over competing sites in North Carolina, Georgia and Iowa for its expansion.
An increased demand for cage-free eggs and evolving industry standards to accommodate farms transitioning to cage-free eggs by 2025 has led to a sharp increase in demand for PMSI’s product line, necessitating the expansion.
“This entire PMSI team is very excited at what this expansion will mean for the future of our company,” said Doug Powell president, PMSI.
The Right Place, a regional economic development in Grand Rapids, worked to ensure PMSI remained in the market.
PMSI received a $175,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to assist with the expansion.
The Right Place also assisted PMSI in obtaining support from Vergennes Township in the form of an industrial tax abatement.
PMSI offers solutions for egg handling, environmental control and monitoring, automated case labeling and custom motor control panels.
The company’s software assists agricultural businesses in increasing and managing their production.