Flexco recently announced that its Grand Rapids facility will be expanding its operation and moving to a new location. The company, which operates at 1995 Oak Industrial Parkway NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan will be moving to 1920 Northridge Drive NW in Walker, Michigan in early 2021, increasing its current 18-acre footprint to 36 acres.
The facility will be 288 000 total sq ft, with 65 000 sq ft of that being office, wellness, and training space, and the rest dedicated to manufacturing. Flexco's most recent West Michigan expansion involved the purchase of a building down the block from the current building to house its marketing and engineering departments, so the move will reunite the two buildings.
Construction of the new facility began in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in early 2021. The company had a groundbreaking ceremony on 18 November 2019. Two Grand Rapids-based operations will be a part of the design-build team, with Pioneer Construction serving as the project's general contractor and Progressive AE serving as the project's architect.
All 175 current Grand-Rapids employees are expected to move to the new building. While the relocation itself will not immediately result in any new positions, the company anticipates a 30% increase in headcount based on projected sales growth.
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