Polytek Development Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty polymers that are used primarily in mold making and casting applications for industrial, construction, entertainment, consumer, fine arts and technology sectors, plans to expand at its existing facility in Comstock Township, Michigan. The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $2.1 million and create 28 jobs.
The company has made recent acquisitions of individual manufacturing companies and facilities and needs to consolidate and expand its operations to allow for additional work, according to Michigan Economic Development Corporation. As a result of the expansion and new jobs, Polytek has been awarded a $112,000 MBDP performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen for the project over a competing site in Indiana.
“We would like to thank Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Southwest Michigan First for their time and support,” said Polytek Alumilite Division Vice President Mike Faupel. “We look forward to continued growth in Southwest Michigan and are eager to expand our team and develop community partners in Comstock township and the surrounding areas.”
Southwest Michigan First has offered staff time and resources in support of the project. “Southwest Michigan First congratulates Polytek Development Corp. on its commitment to grow and expand in Southwest Michigan. Our project team enjoyed working together with state of Michigan and economy of Southwest Michigan,” said Ron Kitchens, CEO & Senior Partner of Southwest Michigan First. “Our local, skilled workforce and region’s ability to form collaborative, results-oriented partnerships are key reasons why we are celebrating today.”