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California manufacturer picks West Michigan for plant

July 27, 2016
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Stikwood wood planking
Stikwood's "peel and stick" wood planking products for interior design can be applied to walls, ceilings, doors, beams and furniture. Courtesy The Right Place

A California maker of wood planking for interior design applications is planning to expand its business with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in the area.

Sacramento, California-based Stikwood plans to invest $4.2 million over the next three years to renovate and outfit a building in Kentwood, at 4849 Barden Ct., and create 73 jobs, according to The Right Place this afternoon.

The Kentwood facility will allow Stikwood to increase production of its Stikwood product line, as well as launch a new product that’s in development.

Stikwood’s products include “peel and stick” wood planking and wall art for the commercial and residential design markets. The products can be applied to walls, ceilings, doors, beams and furniture. The products are made from reclaimed and sustainable wood sourced from various locations in the U.S.

“We’re excited to begin the next chapter of Stikwood’s story in West Michigan, a region known for its strong manufacturing heritage,” said Laura McCall, CEO and owner, Stikwood.

“The City of Kentwood is thrilled to have Stikwood’s new operations located in Kentwood,” Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley said.

Therese Thill, VP of business development at The Right Place in Grand Rapids, said attracting Stikwood to West Michigan was “extremely competitive.”

“We competed with Utah, Texas and Tennessee for this project, before ultimately winning Stikwood’s business,” she said.

Stikwood has received a $400,000 Michigan Strategic Fund incentive in support of the project.

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