MUSKEGON, MICH. (Oct. 2, 1:35 p.m. ET) — Metal truck parts maker Fleet Engineers Inc. is expanding into plastics with a $2 million expansion that will allow it to injection mold parts now made by outside suppliers.
The Muskegon City Commission approved an industrial property tax abatement Oct. 11 that will help finance a 10,500-square-foot expansion and new equipment. City officials said the expansion will include the purchase of one injection molding press.
Muskegon-based Fleet makes a variety of commercial truck products including fenders which also use polypropylene in addition to metal. It has purchased the parts from other firms, but will now be able to make them alongside metal components.
The company told the city it expects to create four new jobs as part of its expansion into plastics.