Roll & Hill, a manufacturer of high-end lighting and furniture, is establishing a new lighting production facility in Wyoming, Michigan. The $1.5 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.
West Michigan was chosen because of its proximity to the supplier base and its history as a furniture making center, according to Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
“Roll & Hill was founded with the mission of producing great design for the American market,” said Jason Miller, founder and CEO of Roll & Hill. “There could not be a more fitting location for us than West Michigan with its rich tradition of furniture making and storied companies like Miller/Knoll, Steelcase and Haworth.”
The project is being supported by a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. In addition the Right Place has offered staff time and resources in support of the project.
“Congratulations to the entire Roll & Hill team on your continued growth and success. We appreciate your vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce,” said?Quentin Messer, Jr.,?CEO of the 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 as we celebrate Roll & Hill expansion and look forward to working together to grow, add jobs and provide greater opportunity for our friends and neighbors.”
Roll & Hill, LLC began as a lighting manufacturer in Brooklyn, New York and expanded into furniture in 2017. The company is design-minded and collaborates with independent designers to create a collection of high-end furnishings, with a focus on on-demand production. Roll & Hill manufactures its furniture at a separate facility in Wyoming, where it currently employs 22 people.
“It has been exciting to watch Roll & Hill’s growth in Wyoming since the opening of their initial design and production facility in 2020,” said The Right Place Vice President of Business Attraction and project lead Brent Case. “West Michigan offers an ideal environment for businesses to thrive, as evidenced by Roll & Hill’s decision to continue investing and creating jobs here.”
The facility will further boost Michigan’s manufacturing and corporate services industries and be a tremendous asset to West Michigan’s furniture manufacturing.