Flow-Rite to expand facility, create new jobs

Supported by the Michigan Business Development Program, the expansion will include an engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility and new high-speed assembly equipment.

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Flow-Rite Controls was recently awarded a performance-based grant from the State of Michigan to support the expansion of its Byron Center, Mich., facility by 7,500 square feet.

The expansion will include an engineering center, upgrades to the existing facility, new high-speed assembly equipment and new injection molds. The project will result in a capital investment of $6 million and the creation of 64 jobs. The Right Place, a regional non-profit economic development organization, worked with Flow-Rite to help attain the grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund under the Michigan Business Development Program.

“It is a core value we have at Flow-Rite to remain a ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturer,” said Robert Burnetter, CEO for Flow-Rite. “We are continuously reinvesting in our facility, products and people here in West Michigan. With the help of The Right Place and this advantageous incentive program, we can reinvest quicker in our company and community.”

“Flow-Rite is the definition of what advanced manufacturing looks like today in West Michigan,” said Birgit Klohs, president and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “It is imperative that we retain and expand growing companies like Flow-Rite in our region, those companies that take pride in the ‘Made in the USA’ labels on their products.”


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