CLASSIC TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING EXPANDS IN LEIGHTON TOWNSHIP

Posted in News on January 14, 2022

CLASSIC TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING EXPANDS IN LEIGHTON TOWNSHIP

This expansion adds over 172K of new facility space and will create up to 12 new jobs. 



01/14/2022 // ZEELAND, MICH – Classic Transportation & Warehousing, an employee-owned customs bonded warehousing and transportation firm, is investing $8,484,335 in expanding their operations in Leighton Township. Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization that assists employers with growth opportunities in Ottawa and Allegan counties, connected the company with local resources to support this project. 
 
“It’s great to kick off 2022 with another expansion in our community,” said Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage President. “As an extended member of their team, we are pleased to connect Classic Transportation with local resources to support their expansion.”
 
Classic Transportation & Warehousing is constructing a new 172,000 square foot warehouse and third-party logistics facility that will be available for use later this year. This project is expected to retain 4 existing jobs and create between 6-12 new jobs.  
 
“Classic Transportation & Warehousing’s talented team of employee-owners are committed to serving the growing needs of our partners,” said Rod Cooper, Classic Transportation & Warehousing President and CEO. “We are grateful to have the support of Leighton Township and Lakeshore Advantage as we continue to expand in the dynamic West Michigan communities we call home. With the addition of this 172,000 SF facility, along with our transportation services on site, we will set the course for a new era of innovative storage and logistics solutions that meet and exceed the diverse needs of our customers.”
 
Leighton Township is supporting this project in the form of a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption that was approved last night.