Andronaco Inc., a global manufacturer of high performance fluoropolymer and composite products and technologies, will invest $.3.3 million and create 64 new jobs in the City of Kentwood, MI. The company, which also has locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and France, currently operates three subsidiary facilities in Kentwood—dba PureFlex, Inc., PolyValve, LLC, Nil-Cor, LLC and Ethylene, LLC—that employ a total of 195 people.
Andronaco recently acquired Conley Composites, a fiber glass pipe manufacturer in Tulsa, OK, and is relocating those operations to Michigan. Company officials made the decision, with the assistance of The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), to relocate this facility closer to its three existing Kentwood operations. The company plans to purchase and renovate an existing building to accommodate the additional machinery and equipment.
“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 has offered a 50-percent property 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.”
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