Nearly $10 million capital investments coming to Kent County
Patrick Center August 5, 2014 | WGVU Established in 1981, Byron Township-based, Flow-Right Controls currently employs 109 workers, but when it adds 64 jobs over the next three years its ranks will swell to 173.A manufacturer of fluid control devices for battery makers and a variety of other industries, Flow-Right is making a $6 million capital investment at its Byron Township location including the addition 7,500 square feet and adding new injection molds and high-speed assembly equipment. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will chip in a $224,000 incentive package and Byron Township has approved property tax abatement.
Regional non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, is helping to facility the project along with one in Northern Kent County where General Formulations, a worldwide leader in signage, decals and point-of-purchase advertising, is growing its Village of Sparta headquarters.
General Formulations will invest nearly $4.2 million improving efficiencies. Expansion plans call for the addition of 50 new jobs over the next three years. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will contribute a $233,000 incentive package with the Village of Sparta considering property tax abatement.
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