American Recreational Products, a subsidiary of Northern Composites and manufacturer of composites and plastics, plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Fenton, Michigan. The $4 million project is expected to create 59 jobs.
The company’s facility in Owosso has reached its capacity with no options to expand. American Recreational Products identified an existing facility that can accommodate its existing business as well as a new fiberglass product line, according to company officials. The company has three locations in Michigan and employs more than 150 associates.
“National Composites is very excited to expand into the great city of Fenton. The opening of American Recreational Products will be a great new step for our company,” said National CEO Adam Fenton. “It allows us to have a more targeted focus on the production of our proprietary boat lines, Paddle Wheeler and BOKA Marine, as well as open up more capacity and job creation opportunities at our other Michigan facilities.”
The project is being supported by a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the city of Fenton anticipates approval of a five-year Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement.