CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. - J-Star Motion, a manufacturer of height-adjustable table bases, is hoping to build a 275,000 square foot facility that would create 50 jobs in Michigan.
The $27 million project is possible thanks to a $872,220 federal grant for the city of Cedar Springs, which is going toward a $1.7 million infrastructure improvement project - making 55 acres of the city accessible. The company has submitted an application for the grant.
The city has not yet approved any project. Documents reported on by the Grand Rapids Business Journal indicate J-Star Motion hoped to purchase needed land late 2018 and begin building this summer.
The company hopes to expand, but says it cannot because its current facility is too small. It hopes to grow its 35 employees to 70 by the end of next year.
“Star Motion Corporation has been operating out of leased space in Cedar Springs since January 2018," company manager Michael Fedrigo told the Business Journal. "We do have a long-term lease and do not plan to move anytime soon. At some point in the future, as the business grows, we hope to build our own facility. We see the site at the south end of West Street in Cedar Springs as a very desirable location when the need for expansion arises.”
The California-based J-Star Motion is owned by Chinese firm Jiecang Linear.
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