Royal Technologies to Expand in Jamestown Charter Twp., MI

Posted in News on October 05, 2016

JAMESTOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MICH –Injection molded plastic components manufacturer Royal Technologies Corporation announced today they will invest nearly $33.7 million to build a warehouse and separate manufacturing facility in Jamestown Charter Township, MI, and create 66 new jobs. The company, headquartered in Hudsonville, MI, currently has three manufacturing facilities in Michigan in addition to regional operations in Texas and Alabama.

“For nearly 30 years, Royal Technologies has experienced substantial growth, much to the credit of the world class employees, leadership and business support we experience in West Michigan,” said Jim Vander Kolk, president of Royal Technologies. “Our expansion is an investment in the area’s workforce, industry and culture of continuous improvement and mutual success that exists here.”

Lakeshore Advantage has assisted Royal Technologies with expansions in the past, including infrastructure projects that brought road, water and sewer improvements to the Jamestown Commerce Center.

“We are pleased to connect Royal Technologies to the resources they need to grow in West Michigan,” said Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage. “Their expansion creates great jobs at a top-notch company with a reputation for excellent employee development opportunities.”

Royal Technologies was the first company to locate in the industrial park off of Quincy Street in 1999, creating what is now the Jamestown Commerce Center. The new warehouse and manufacturing facilities will be located east of the original 400,000 square foot Royal Technologies building.

Royal Technologies manufactures plastic components for a variety of industries including office furniture, automotive, and consumer products manufacturers. The company offers a wide array of services, such as project management, engineering services, product design, prototyping, validating and testing services.

“Royal Technologies’ continued investment in the community through this project is substantial for Hudsonville,” said Michelle Fare, executive director, Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. “It is only with partners like Royal Technologies, supporting and investing in the community, that we continue to be a destination for families to live and work.”

Jamestown Charter Township has offered support to the project in the form of a 12-year P.A. 198 property tax abatement to support the company’s growth locally.

“Royal Technologies is an anchor in our community and we are delighted that they are growing. They have a stellar reputation and are an excellent partner with which to work. Congratulations, Royal!” Said Ken Bergwerff, Jamestown Charter Township supervisor.

Royal Technologies was awarded a $400,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to help offset construction costs and to ensure a long-term sustainable relationship to West Michigan and its workforce for years to come. Royal Technologies chose to expand in Michigan over another location in the U.S.

“Royal Technologies’ expansion in Michigan rather than other locations means well-paying jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing talent,” said Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which administers incentives and programs on behalf of Michigan Strategic Fund. “The decision by Royal Technologies to invest here offers further evidence of Michigan’s manufacturing leadership and our commitment to helping companies grow and generate new jobs for our residents.”

Royal Technologies is also receiving a grant from West Michigan Works! for $92,000 to assist with employee recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training.

"West Michigan Works! Is focused on providing a pool of qualified talent for our region's employers," said Jacob Maas, CEO of West Michigan Works!. “We're pleased to support Royal Technologies’ expansion and the growing West Michigan economy."

Individuals interested in careers with Royal Technologies should visit www.GoToRoyal.com