California Manufacturer Expanding In West Michigan

Stikwood plans to create 73 new jobs and invest nearly $4.2 million to expand the company’s operations to the City of Kentwood, MI.

Stikwood will expand its operations to the City of Kentwood, MI. The new facility will allow the Sacramento, CA-based manufacturer to increase production of its namesake product, as well as launch a new product currently in development. The expansion will create 73 new jobs and result in nearly $4.2 million in new investment in the region.

(Photo courtesy of Stikwood)

“Stikwood has been an amazing story of growth for us,” said Laura McCall, CEO and Owner, Stikwood. “We’re excited to begin the next chapter of Stikwood’s story in West Michigan, a region known for its strong manufacturing heritage. The economic support, talented workforce, and great quality of life make the region an ideal place to locate our new facility, and we look forward to joining the West Michigan community.”

Stikwood is the world’s first “Peel & Stik” reclaimed and sustainable wood planking. Founded in 2012 by Jerry and Laura McCall, the company is the product of a deeply held belief that design can be both beautiful and resourceful. Made from reclaimed and sustainable woods sourced from various locations in the U.S., Stikwood products include Peel and Stik wood planking and wall art for the commercial and residential design markets.

Regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc., along with local and state partners in the City of Kentwood, announced the approval of a $400,000 Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) incentive to assist Stikwood’s expansion.

“Attracting Stikwood to West Michigan was extremely competitive,” said Therese Thill, Vice President, Business Development, The Right Place, Inc. and lead for the project. “We competed with Utah, Texas, and Tennessee for this project before ultimately winning Stikwood’s business.”

“The Right Place continues to lead West Michigan’s economic growth strategy by both assisting West Michigan’s existing business community and attracting new companies like Stikwood to the region,” said Richard Breon, President and CEO, Spectrum Health and Current Board Chair, The Right Place, Inc. “With this latest economic development project, The Right Place, working with its local and state partners, has generated $222 million in capital investment and assisted in the creation of 554 jobs in West Michigan in 2016.”

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