HOLLAND TWP. — Customized automation options supplier Mission Design & Automation LLC introduced as we speak that’s nearing completion on a 50,000 sq. foot, $5 million growth facility in Holland Township.
The corporate, which is presently headquartered in a 25,000 sq. foot facility at 9652 Black River Ct., is working with Grand Rapids-based Pioneer Development Co. to complete the growth simply subsequent door.
Mission’s present facility might be devoted to machining whereas the corporate’s places of work, workstations and most of its initiatives will transfer over to the brand new facility, which has the wanted bandwidth to accommodate large-scale automation initiatives. The corporate expects the development mission and the transfer might be accomplished in July.
“We’ve all the time been centered on serving our prospects, and as we do this on smaller tools, our prospects develop and their tools grows,” Ryan Lillibridge, director of enterprise growth for Mission, instructed MiBiz. “It permits us to accommodate bigger items of automation. And as we acquire extra prospects, it permits us extra space to assemble extra tools.”
With the growth, Mission expects it should add 109 new jobs, together with mechanical, controls and purposes engineers along with machine builders.
The corporate acquired a significant monetary enhance for recruiting and expertise growth with a $400,000 grant by way of the Jobs Prepared Michigan program, which is run by the Michigan Financial Growth Corp. This system is designed to satisfy expertise wants for corporations seeking to recruit and practice people for high-wage, high-skill jobs.
Mission may also obtain a further $382,220 for jobs coaching help from West Michigan Works!, a regional workforce growth company.
“We wish to be good stewards of these funds and use these correctly,” Lillibridge stated. “For us, it’s ensuring we’re growing a powerful workforce within the West Michigan space and utilizing it to coach individuals on the applied sciences we use and the machines we construct. It’s going to undoubtedly be one thing that the neighborhood advantages from and Mission will profit from, and likewise every person that joins the staff will see an enormous profit from a profession standpoint.”
Mission labored with financial growth agency Lakeshore Benefit Corp. to make connections with state and native assets that aided within the mission.
Holland Constitution Township will take into account a 12-year industrial services tax exemption on the mission at a gathering this night.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a press release as we speak praising the growth and its impact on the West Michigan area and state as a complete.
“Mission Design’s funding in Holland will create good-paying jobs and assist us proceed our financial restoration as we emerge from the pandemic,” Whitmer stated in a press release. “This growth in Holland cements Mission Design’s presence in West Michigan and provides momentum to our efforts to make sure Michigan’s unimaginable producers cleared the path in Trade 4.0 applied sciences and workforce wants.
“Our future is vibrant, and because of corporations like Mission Design, I do know we are able to construct again our state’s economic system stronger than ever earlier than.”
Mission Design & Automation is a portfolio firm of Concurrence Capital Holdings LLC, a Grand Rapids-based non-public fairness agency which acquired the corporate in 2017, as MiBiz beforehand reported.