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Mission Design and Automation Expands Holland Charter Township, Michigan, Operations

Mission Design and Automation, a leading provider of automation solutions, is expanding its operations center in Holland Charter Township, Michigan. The $5.3 million project is expected to create 109 new jobs over a two-year period.

Mission has experienced significant growth and plans to establish a new facility near its current operations located on Black River Court in Holland Charter Township, where it will house new large-scale automation projects and include space for offices and meeting rooms. As a result of the expansion and job creation, the company has been awarded a $400,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant.

“Bringing work to West Michigan allows us to continue to support the community through partnerships with local universities and high schools through co-op and apprenticeship programs,” said Mission Director of Business Development Ryan Lillibridge. “It also means more high-tech employment opportunities for our community. Our customers are the reason we are successful, and this facility with its dedicated space for R&D and larger machine capacity will allow us to improve manufacturing processes for our customers and provide the collaborative spaces required to develop the solutions they need now and in the future.”

Mission is expected to receive approval from Holland Charter Township for a 12-year property tax abatement valued at $575,000. Lakeshore Advantage connected the company with state and local resources, and West Michigan Works! will also be providing $382,220 in jobs training assistance to support the increase in employment Mission will experience due to the expansion.

“Mission Design’s continued growth in Michigan reinforces Michigan as the place where manufacturing and technology converge,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President Josh Hundt. “We’re pleased to work with Lakeshore Advantage and other local partners to support the growth of Mission Design in Michigan, and look forward to working with them as we continue to work with manufacturers across the state on Industry 4.0 readiness.”

Mission Design and Automation designs, builds, and integrates custom intelligent automation solutions for a variety of industries including food and beverage, medical device, transportation and automotive, consumer goods and more.

“West Michigan is a hotspot for Industry 4.0. With over 40 percent of our region’s GDP coming from manufacturing, the customer base is here and the significant growth local automation solutions providers are experiencing is proof that area manufacturers are adopting smart manufacturing processes,” said Lakeshore Advantage President Jennifer Owens. “Jobs of the future, on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology, are available right here at innovative automation companies including Mission Design, and their customers who implement these tech solutions. We congratulate Mission Design on their future focus and growth in our region.”

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