May 25th, 2023

The Right Place assists Evapco SelectTech with Plainfield Charter Township expansion

Industrial systems integrator expanding, creating 38 jobs & $3M in capital investment

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Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that Evapco SelectTech, an industrial systems integrator with an international footprint, is expanding its current location in Belmont. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $3 million and create 38 jobs.

EVAPCO Select Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Taneytown, Maryland, is an employee-owned manufacturing company offering products for the commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, power generation and industrial process worldwide. The company provides products for the evaporative cooling and industrial refrigeration markets around the world. EVAPCO currently has 27 employees in Michigan.

The company’s Belmont facility is a full-service food plant equipment systems integrator specializing in start-to-finish for companies like ConAgra, Request Foods, Hudsonville Ice Cream, Kraft, Superior Foods and more. EVAPCO is experiencing growing demand for these products and needs to expand. The company has purchased an existing facility in Plainfield Charter Township, where it will add assembly space for control panels and other products to help meet growing demand.

“Evapco Select Tech is excited to bring more high-paying technical jobs to Michigan,” said Evapco’s Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Finch. “Our business continues to grow year over year and our partnership with MEDC allows us to expand our employee base with high-caliber talent in Western Michigan.”

“Select Tech has been part of this community for more than 32 years,” added Eric Staley, President of Evapco SelectTech. “Now, as part of the Evapco Group, we are proud to be adding the capacity to double our output which will further our commitment to the area.”

The project will bring immediate tech jobs to the region and will strengthen and secure the company’s future investment in the state going forward. Michigan was chosen for the project over multiple competing sites across the United States due to access to the state’s talented workforce.

The project is supported by a $190,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Plainfield Charter Township has offered a 50 percent property tax abatement in support of the project.

“The Right Place is grateful we were able to assist Evapco SelectTech expand their Belmont location,” said Eric Icard, Senior Director of Business Development at The Right Place and project lead. “Their $3M investment in our community will help support a stronger economy for all in West Michigan and we look forward to seeing their growth in the future.”

“On behalf of Plainfield Township, we’re pleased to support the expansion of Evapco SelectTech,” said Cameron Van Wyngarden, Superintendent of Plainfield Charter Township. “With the addition of 38 quality jobs to our community, we’re happy to have them support local individuals on the job-search, as well as look forward to the exceptional work they will be able to provide even more local manufacturers with this expansion.”

To view available career opportunities with Evapco SelectTech, visit their website.