Andronaco Industries to create 64 jobs and invest $3.3 million into new facility
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH: The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Kentwood, announced that global manufacturer, Andronaco Industries, will be relocating one of its subsidiaries, Conley Composite, and expanding to a fourth Kent County location at 4544 Broadmoor Ave. in Kentwood. This expansion will result in the creation of 64 jobs and a capital investment of $3.3 million.
Andronaco Inc., founded in 1994, is a world-leading manufacturer of high performance fluoropolymer and composite products and technologies.
The company, which also has locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and France, currently operates three subsidiary facilities in the City of Kentwood (dba PureFlex, Inc., PolyValve, LLC, Nil-Cor, LLC and Ethylene, LLC) that employ 195 people.
Conley Composites, LLC which specializes in fiberglass pipe, fittings and valve manufacturing, previously operated out of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Andronaco officials made the decision, with the assistance of The Right Place and the MEDC, to relocate this facility closer to its three existing Kentwood operations.
For the expansion, Andronaco plans to purchase and rehabilitate an existing, 30,000 square foot building. The new location on Broadmoor Avenue will be located within minutes of the other Andronaco manufacturing facilities and corporate headquarters.
“The decision to relocate Conley Composites to the same area as our other manufacturing subsidiaries made logistical sense for our company,” said Ron Andronaco, president and CEO of Andronaco Industries, “We are thankful for the guidance and support of The Right Place and the MEDC as we worked through the details of this relocation and expansion process.”
The MEDC is supporting the expansion effort with the approval of a $320,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The City of Kentwood is also considering approval of a P.A. 198 tax abatement in support of the project.
“Andronaco’s decision to establish a fourth facility in West Michigan is a testament to the strong business environment our region has developed,” said Jen Wangler, Senior business development manager and project lead, “Companies have confidence in our talent and our continued economic growth.”
“The City of Kentwood is pleased to partner with Andronaco Industries and the State of Michigan to bring this project to fruition,” said Kentwood mayor Stephen Kepley. “We are proud to see a world-leading manufacturer like Andronaco Industries continue to thrive and bring new jobs to Kentwood.”
About Andronaco Industries
Andronaco Industries is a world-leading manufacturer of high performance Fluoropolymer and Composite products and technologies, specializing in the manufacturing of fluid handling and sealing products specifically designed for chemical, pharmaceutical and ultra-pure related industries. Since 1994, Andronaco Industries has earned a reputation for creating flow solutions that are truly different by creating innovative products that serve demanding applications better than before. Andronaco Industries excels in its service, is aggressive in its technology, bold in its vision, and responsible in its regard for safe and dependable products.
About The Right Place, Inc.
The Right Place, Inc., is a regional nonprofit economic development organization founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sector. Its mission is to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. For more information, visit: www.rightplace.org.
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