Huntington Foam LLC, a manufacturer of custom expanded foam packaging, will invest $2.5 million to expand its Greenville, Mich., plant.
The 30,000-square-foot expansion will create 30 jobs over the next few years, said Gary McLaughlin, president of Huntington Foam, by phone.
In recent years, Huntington has gained new business and clients in the Michigan area. The company debated whether to expand the 50,000-square-foot Greenville facility or relocate to a nearby state. Support from local and state government agencies, along with the plant's tenured workforce, gave the company an incentive to stay in Michigan, McLaughlin said.
Huntington received $340,000 in incentives from the Michigan Business Development Program. The company also received a 12-year property tax abatement from the city of Greenville.
McLaughlin said the company will purchase new equipment for the plant, which primarily serves the automotive, furniture and electronics industries. Huntington also will relocate equipment from a Fort Smith, Ark., plant it closed earlier this year. While the plant primarily deals with expanded polystyrene, it is starting to work with polyethylene and other materials.
Huntington is based in Jeannette, Pa., and operates plants in Greer, S.C.; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.