3 Companies Bringing Nearly 450 Jobs to West Michigan

Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-30 17:23:37-04

Screen shot 2014-04-30 at 5.20.48 PMWEST MICHIGAN (April 30, 2014) — Three companies anticipate bringing a total of 446 new jobs to West Michigan over the next several years, according to the economic development organization The Right Place.

According to a release, NOVO 1, Inc., Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch and INglass will invest roughly $52 million in the area over the next four years.

A large portion of that anticipated financial investment comes from Herbruck’s Poultry, which is planning a $33 million expansion in Saranac.  The Right Place said that the company is expected to create 50 new jobs over the next three years.

INglass, an Italian-based company, is opening a new facility at 720 74th St. SW in Byron Center.  The facility will employ an anticipated 109 people over the next four years and invest roughly $17.6 million in West Michigan.

“The new location will establish the company’s first Michigan presence for its HRSflow division, dedicated to manufacturing hot runner systems for plastic injection molding,” a release said.

NOVO 1, Inc. is planning to invest $1.5 million in a call center at 2905 Lucerne SE in Cascade Township.  This will create an expected 287 jobs over the next three years, according to The Right Place release.

If you’re interested in a job at NOVO 1, call 616-834-9700 or go to their website, click on careers and look at “Holland, Michigan.”  The company currently employs nearly 500 people at its call center in Holland.

NOVO 1 received a $550,000 grant from the Michigan Business Development Program.  INglass and Herbruck’s received grants for $300,000 and $500,000 respectively from the MBDP.