Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is looking to invest $25 million at its molding and extrusion operation in Beaverton, Mich., if it can assemble enough land.
Located in the Beaverton Industrial Park, Saint-Gobain makes components for its Pure-Fit, SaniTech and Tygon brand pharmaceutical products at the existing 61,250-square-foot facility, which employs about 200.
The company plans to add 74,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 13,500 square feet of offices and up to 67 jobs at the site if property purchases are finalized and zoning variances approved, according to the Midland Daily News.
The company bought several acres of adjacent land that Beaverton officials had to annex from the neighboring Tobacco Township, the local news report said.
Saint-Gobain also reportedly has been offered the last 5 acres in the industrial park.
However, company officials told Plastics News that it is too early to comment about the possible expansion.
"At Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, it is part of our normal business practice to continually assess investments into our manufacturing facilities to support growth, and this includes the Beaverton site," Felicia Melvin, communication and community relations specialist, said in an email. "This said, several steps are needed to reach formal agreement on an expansion, therefore, we cannot comment publicly on these potential investments at this time."
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is part of Saint-Gobain Corp., which is the North American holding company of the France-based parent company, Cie de Saint-Gobain. Founded in Paris in 1665 by French King Louis XIV, Cie de Saint-Gobain posted annual sales of 39.1 billion euros ($45.6 billion) in 2016 from operations in 68 countries that employ more than 170,000.