VICKSBURG — Miniature Custom Manufacturing LLC, a high-volume injection molding manufacturer, is expanding its plant in the township of Vicksburg, 15 miles south of Kalamazoo.
The expansion will add 24,000 square feet to the company’s current 45,000-square-foot footprint and convert its warehouse into a second manufacturing facility. The project is expected to generate $3 million in private investment and create 37 jobs.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is supporting the project with a $175,000 performance-based grant via the Michigan Business Development Program. The Vicksburg expansion site was chosen over a competing site in Indiana, according to the MEDC.
“We are excited to partner with the MEDC to bring jobs and growth to the state of Michigan and the village of Vicksburg,” Kevin Murphy, owner of Miniature Custom Manufacturing, said in a statement.
The village of Vicksburg has approved a property tax abatement in support of the project.
The project is a testament to the company’s “ability to both lead and support new products in the marketplace,” according to Ron Kitchens, CEO and senior partner of Southwest Michigan First, a regional economic development group based in Kalamazoo.