Tecnoform, an Italian manufacturer of high-end furnishings and fixtures for luxury recreational vehicles and boats, will establish a manufacturing facility in Cascade Township, Michigan. The $7.3 million project is expected to create 130 jobs.
The facility will serve as the subsidiary’s headquarters and will also house a production line to manufacture furnishings for recreational vehicles.
“This project will strengthen Tecnoform’s presence and future growth in the North American RV industry,” said Tecnoform CEO Renzo Kerkoc. “We will be closer to our American customers, offering a high-quality product with fast response times for dynamic industry needs with products now proudly made in the USA.”
The project is being supported by a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The Right Place has also offered staff time and support to the company.
“Congratulations to the entire Tecnoform team on your continued growth and success. We appreciate your vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce,” added Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “This project is a win for West Michigan and for the entire state. We are grateful to the Governor and legislators for the continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program. We’re proud to join our partners at The Right Place and Cascade Township as we celebrate Tecnoform’s investment here, and look forward to welcoming more companies like Tecnoform to Michigan.”
Tecnoform USA is a recently formed subsidiary of Tecnoform S.p.A. Italy, a manufacturer of elite, upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles. The parent company’s caravan and camper divisions have an important share in the global markets and the yacht sector has also shown increasing demand.
“Tecnoform is a high-tech manufacturer with innovative furniture products,” said The Right Place Vice President of Business Attraction and project lead Brent Case. “After working with them through the pandemic, we’re thrilled they ultimately chose West Michigan as their first North American location, and we look forward to watching their growth here in the US.”