Area Development
Amway opened the first phase of its new $81 million nutrition manufacturing facility in Ada, Michigan. The manufacturing facility will be located near Amway's world headquarters. The 317,000-square-foot facility will house select manufacturing operations for the company's Nutrilite brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements, sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners.

"A growing percent of the population is seeking a supplement that is based in the best of science and the best of nature," said Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel. "This facility will help to advance our ability to meet that global demand while maintaining the utmost focus on product quality."

The Michigan-based facility has the capacity to produce more than 1.3 billion soft gel capsules annually and will focus on products such as Nutrilite Salmon Omega-3.

"This facility features the latest technology and a completely redesigned production process that can yield more than 3.5 million soft gel capsules a day, faster and more efficiently than ever before, while upholding the highest quality standards and processes," Amway Chief Supply Chain and R&D Officer George Calvert said.

The Michigan facility is one of five new manufacturing facilities slated to open in 2015 for Amway, part of its ongoing $332 million manufacturing expansion.