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Schupan & Sons plans $10.1 million expansion

BY MiBiz Staff Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:19pm

KALAMAZOO — Recycler Schupan & Sons Inc. plans to invest $10.1 million into expansions at a pair of locations in Southwest Michigan.

The metal and plastics recycling company said the investment would help grow its metals service center and manufacturing division, which will expand by 40,000 square feet. Schupan & Sons expects to create 50 new jobs over the next three years as a result of the expansion, according to a statement.

As well, the company could add up to 30 employees to its growing electronics recycling division, also in Kalamazoo.

To support the growth investments, the Michigan Strategic Fund, which oversees the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), this week approved a $500,000 performance-based Michigan Business Development Program grant for the company.

“Schupan & Sons’ decision to invest in Kalamazoo rather than in other states means good jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing talent,” MEDC CEO Jeff Mason said in a statement.

Schupan & Sons operates five divisions, including industrial recycling and beverage container processing, across a four-state footprint encompassing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.

The company opted to grow its operations in Southwest Michigan rather than at sites in Indiana and Ohio, according to the MEDC.

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