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G-M Wood Expands Newaygo, Michigan, Operations

G-M Wood Products, Inc., a manufacturer of performance components for exterior doors, plans to expand operations in Newaygo, Michigan. The $8.6 million project is expected to create 25 jobs.

The investment will include the construction of a new 25,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the company’s existing headquarters, allowing G-M to bring some manufacturing processes currently being produced out of state and overseas into Michigan.

“G-M Wood Products, being an industry leader in the manufacturing of millwork and entry door components with facilities in Michigan as well as Georgia, is excited to continue growing our Newaygo, Michigan campus,” said G-M Wood Products Vice President Kevin Karrip. “We are bringing a new technology on site that we were previously sourcing from out of state and overseas. We firmly believe that the value of automated USA manufacturing will continue to increase over the coming years. Considering the partnership with the state of Michigan, combined with the incredibly hardworking employees of our West Michigan community, we are left with no doubt that Newaygo is the right choice for G-M Wood Products to continue to grow.”

The project is being supported by a $137,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the city of Newaygo offered a 50 percent property tax abatement in support of the project.

“We are thrilled to work with the team at G-M Wood Products, providing the resources they need to expand their operations in Michigan,” noted Julie Burrell, economic development director of Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership and regional partner lead for The Right Place. “They continue to be a great community partner and are a key driver of the continued growth in Newaygo County.”"G-M Wood Products has been a great asset to the community,” said Newaygo City Manager Jon Schneider. “We are excited to support them in their continued efforts to expand their business.”

G-M Wood Products is a manufacturer of structural components for steel entry doors. The company manufactures a full line of door frame components and exterior millwork in a multitude of substrates and finishes.

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