KENTWOOD, Mich. - Peel and stick wood planking manufacturer Stikwood will invest $1.4 million at its 45,084-square-foot Michigan facility after receiving a 12-year tax abatement from the city of Kentwood.
The expansion will add 22,500 square feet to the current facility. The new square footage will allow Stikwood to optimize the manufacture of its peel and stick wood planks, as well as develop a new panelization technique, said Kentwood's economic development planner Lisa Golder. The expansion will also create five jobs - with salaries ranging from $12 to $25 per hour with full benefits.
Founded in 2010 and introduced in 2012, Stikwood's signature product is the world’s first peel and stick reclaimed and sustainable wood planking. Designed for the commercial and residential marketplaces, products include peel and stick wood wall planking and wall art in a wide variety of finishes.
To manufacture such a product, company owners Jerry and Laura McCall invested in machinery that thinly slices layers from reclaimed wood. They also developed an effective adhesive – and determined how to place it on each panel. The couple has developed uses for every part of the reclaimed lumber they source.