The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), have announced that Saranac-based Poultry Management Systems Inc. (PMSI) will be expanding in Lowell, adding at least 27 high-tech jobs and investing more than $2 million to support the expansion.
The company currently employs 19 full-time professionals.
As a result, the company’s 15,000 sq. ft. planned facility will stay in Michigan, located at 890 OE Bieri Industrial Drive, Lowell, Michigan, 49331. It will house new software development, light manufacturing and assembly of electronic components.
Increased demand for cage free eggs and changing industry standards for the production of cage free eggs has significantly increased demand for PMSI solutions. To keep up with continue product demand, and remain in West Michigan, The Right Place assembled a team of state and local resources to ensure PMSI’s expansion occurred in West Michigan.
“We are definitely pleased that PMSI has chosen West Michigan for its next expansion,” said Thad Rieder, Senior Business Development Manager, The Right Place, Inc., and project lead. “We competed against several alternative sites in other states, including North Carolina, Georgia, and Iowa. This is another critical win for the region.”
“This entire PMSI team is very excited at what this expansion will mean for the future of our company,” said Doug Powell, President, Poultry Management Systems Inc. “Having the business support of organizations like The Right Place and the MEDC let us stay focused on our business and ensure we can continue growing PMSI in Michigan.”
The MEDC is supporting the expansion with the approval of a $175,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
The Right Place is also assisting the company with an application to Vergennes Township for a PA 198 Industrial Tax Abatement through the township. PMSI has a long history of leading the market in new solutions for egg handling, environmental control and monitoring, HACCP monitoring and alerting, automated case labeling and custom motor control panels. The company’s computerized data collection, reporting and control systems help advance agri-industries while providing its employees with an environment rich in innovation, challenge and purpose.