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Extruded Aluminum Expands Ionia County, Michigan, Production Plant

11/22/2021
Aluminum extrusion product manufacturer Extruded Aluminum Corporation will expand its plant in Otisco Township, Ionia County, Michigan. The $30.4 million project is expected to create 38 jobs.

To meet growing customer demand, the company plans to acquire a 14-acre lot adjacent to its current facility to accommodate the expansion, allowing EAC to house additional production, handling and processing equipment.

“As the market for extruded aluminum products continues to grow, we have to increase our production capacity to meet our clients’ needs,” said EAC President Charles Hall. “Our company has a long history in the Otisco Township community and continuing to grow our presence here is something we’re excited to be able to do. We’re thankful to the team at The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC for providing us with support throughout the expansion process.”

The project is being supported by a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The Right Place and the Ionia County Economic Alliance worked in collaboration with EAC and MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than alternative out-of-state sites. West Michigan Works! and Montcalm Community College will also support the project with a workforce training package.

“Congratulations to the team at Extruded Aluminum on your continued growth and success. We appreciate your continued vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce, and look forward to working with you to continue to grow and add jobs for Michigan residents,” said?Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the MEDC and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “We’re proud to join The Right Place and our other local partners as we send the message that we are working to build a championship economy in West Michigan.”

Extruded Aluminum Corporation, established in Otisco Township in 1987, processes extruded aluminum products for a variety of industries, including solar energy, material handling, truck/trailer, military and automotive. EAC currently has more than 125 employees at its Otisco location.

“Extruded Aluminum Corporation has been a long-standing facet of the Belding business community and contributes substantially to the area’s economic health,” said Travis Alden, senior director of community development for The Right Place and project lead. “West Michigan offers an ideal environment for businesses to thrive, and EAC’s choice to continue growing here after more than three decades of operating in the region further proves that notion.”

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan was chosen for the project over a competing site in Indiana.

“Extruded Aluminum Corporation has been a long-standing facet of the Belding business community and contributes substantially to the area’s economic health,” said Travis Alden, senior director of community development for The Right Place and project lead. “West Michigan offers an ideal environment for businesses to thrive, and EAC’s choice to continue growing here after more than three decades of operating in the region further proves that notion.”

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