April 26th, 2017
The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance secure manufacturing expansion in Greenville
The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that DME Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC, will expand its Greenville manufacturing facility at 1117 Fairplains Street, Greenville, MI 48838.
Milacron DME to invest an estimated $5 million and create a minimum of 25 new jobs with more to follow
The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that DME Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Milacron LLC, will expand its Greenville manufacturing facility at 1117 Fairplains Street, Greenville, MI 48838. The company plans to invest approximately $5 million and create up to 70 full-time jobs in Michigan.
This expansion and investment announcement follows another recent communication from Milacron of its intention to close a company-owned facility in Youngwood, PA. The company plans to consolidate operations of its mold technology manufacturing and fabrication to its Greenville, Michigan location. In addition to the consolidation, the company plans to make significant investments to expand the capabilities of its Greenville location.
“By consolidating our machining operations into one single U.S. location, we can target our investment funds, building a world-class facility in Greenville to support our growth plans,” said Peter Smith, Milacron DME President and General Manager. “Throughout this process, the Montcalm Economic Alliance and the MEDC have been extremely valuable resources in launching this new phase of the company.”
Economic development resources at the Montcalm Economic Alliance first began working with the company when executives from Milacron DME indicated they were evaluating the consolidation of two locations. At the time, the company considered both its Greenville and Youngwood facilities as potential sites for the consolidation. Regional partners West Michigan Works!, Montcalm Community College, and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center played key roles in the project.
“This project wasn’t just an expansion of a company in Greenville, it was the retention of a company as well,” said Rob Spohr, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Montcalm Community College, and current Chair of the Montcalm Economic Alliance. “We won this project with collaboration, a solid business case, and collective determined effort, at the state and local level, to ensure Milacron stayed in Montcalm County.”
The MEDC is supporting the new development with the approval of a $490,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant depending on the number of jobs created. In addition, the City of Greenville is considering the approval of a PA 198 local tax abatement in support of the project.
For information on careers with DME Company, visit https://www.milacron.com/careers/