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Big Dutchman, Tric Tool, Herman Miller to expand in Holland area

BY MIBIZ STAFF Tuesday, October 08, 2019 01:31pm

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — A trio of industrial companies are planning expansions on the lakeshore in Holland Charter Township. 

Big Dutchman Inc., a global systems provider for egg, poultry and pig production, plans to invest nearly $438,000 to improve its existing facility on John F. Donnelly Drive. The company expects the project could create 24 jobs. 

As well, neighboring firm Tric Tool Ltd. on John F. Donnelly Drive plans a more than $694,000 investment for a 6,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing and warehousing operations. The firm, which provides engineered solutions for component manufacturing, assembly and inspection, expects to create about five jobs as a result of the expansion. 

Both companies worked with Lakeshore Advantage Corp., the economic development organization for Ottawa and Allegan counties, to access local resources.

“Both Tric Tool and Big Dutchman are great examples of our strong manufacturing core here in West Michigan, where one in three jobs is in manufacturing,” Jennifer Owens, president of Lakeshore Advantage, said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. plans to invest more than $1.6 million to add 96 trailer parking spaces at its Midwest Distribution Center and to straighten an access roadway from 104th Ave. 

Holland Charter Township unanimously approved 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax exemptions to support all three projects.

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