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Flow-Rite to Expand Facility, Create New Jobs
Byron Center, MI – August 6, 2014
Flow-Rite Controls was recently awarded a performance-based grant from the State of Michigan to support the expansion of its Byron Center, MI facility by 7,500 SF. The expansion will include an innovative engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility, new high-speed assembly equipment, and new injection molds. The project will result in a capital investment of $6 million and the creation of 64 jobs.
“It is a core value we have at Flow-Rite to remain a ‘Made in the USA’ manufacture,” says Robert Burnetter, Chief Executive Officer for Flow-Rite. “We are continuously reinvesting in our facility, products and people here in West Michigan. With the help of The Right Place and this advantageous incentive program, we can reinvest quicker in our company and community.”
The Right Place, a regional non-profit economic development organization, worked with Flow-Rite to help attain the grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund under the Michigan Business Development Program.
“Flow-Rite is the definition of what advanced manufacturing looks like today in West Michigan,” said Birgit Klohs, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “It is imperative that we retain and expand growing companies like Flow-Rite in our region; companies that take pride in the ‘Made in the USA’ labels on their products.”
Flow-Rite Controls™, Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 registered company, was founded in 1981 by current president Dan Campau. As a vertically integrated company; Flow-Rite designs and manufactures and markets fluid control devices for lead acid batteries, recreational fishing boats, and laboratory use. All Flow-Rite products are solely our own proprietary developments and protected by over three dozen U.S. patents as well as hundreds of international patents.
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