On Monday, June 21, Speedrack broke ground on their new manufacturing facility and headquarters in an event attended by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and a host of other local and state officials. MLive covered the event.
The $64.5 million facility in Walker is expected to create 164 new jobs and be fully operational by the end of March 2022.
“Our customers, particularly those in the e-commerce industry, have seen a significant increase in sales over the last several years, and so Speedrack has invested and grown in order to support that growth,” Speedrack president Eric Quist said. “We recognized that if we were going to continue to meet this new demand, we needed to expand our manufacturing footprint.”
“Speedrack Products’ investment in Walker will create important jobs in our manufacturing sector and help us continue our economic jumpstart and put Michigan back to work,” Whitmer said.
“This new facility strengthens Speedrack’s presence in West Michigan and further underscores the importance of our state’s talented manufacturing workforce. With the help of companies like Speedrack, we can build back our state’s economy stronger than ever before.”
Read more about the event and facility at MLive:
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