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JR Automation Expands Holland, Michigan Operations

JR Automation, a designer, builder, and integrator of advanced automation solutions globally, is expanding its operations in Holland, Michigan. The $9 million project is expected to create 140 jobs.

The company is entering into a long-term lease at the facility at 40 East 64th Street.

“The State of Michigan and the MEDC continue to demonstrate their commitment towards keeping Michigan businesses competitive in the global landscape. Through their generous support and the hard work of Lakeshore Advantage, JR Automation will be creating one of the top machining and fabrication facilities in West Michigan, expanding our capabilities while allowing for more control and speed in delivering industry-best solutions for our customers,” said Craig Ulrich, JR Automation’s CEO.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is supporting this project with $2,394,581 in state incentives from the Michigan Business Development Program and the State Education Tax Abatement. The City of Holland is also supporting this project in the form of a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption. The City of Holland is also supporting this project in the form of a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption.

“Congratulations to the entire JR Automation team on your tremendous growth and success. We appreciate your continued 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 Lakeshore Advantage and other local partners as we celebrate this long standing Michigan company’s expansion here, and look forward to working together to grow, add jobs and provide greater opportunity for our friends and neighbors.”

Holland, Michigan-based JR Automation is a leading global systems integrators and solutions providers for the industrial automation industry. The company has more than 2,000 employees occupying 27 facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. JR designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing, material handling, and assembly solutions.

“JR Automation is an excellent example of a future-focused company expanding and providing high skilled jobs in West Michigan,” said Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage President. “We are honored to support the growth of this automation solutions provider and we celebrate their continued success.”

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