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May 31, 2022
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Gov. Whitmer Announces Two Business Expansions Bringing 138 Good-paying Jobs and New Investments to the city of Holland
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce two business expansion projects expected to create 138 new jobs and generate a total private investment of $87.7 million have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
“Today’s investments by Coastal Container and Hudsonville Creamery will create a combined 138 good-paying jobs for Michiganders in and around Holland as we continue growing Michigan’s economy and investing in every region of the state,” said Governor Whitmer. “With 4.3% unemployment, strong small business growth, and rising wages, our economy is on the move, and I will stay focused on the fundamentals that matter most to working families and communities while ensuring Michigan leads the way in key industries like manufacturing and agribusiness. I will keep fighting to bring more jobs and investment to Michigan and work with anyone to grow our economy.”
Coastal Container Corporation, founded in 2007 in the city of Holland, is a locally-owned, full-service provider of packaging supplies serving multiple industries including agricultural, automotive, eCommerce, and food and beverage. The company currently has 94 employees at its Holland location.
The company is experiencing increasing demand as consumer spending has shifted toward eCommerce purchases, leading to a greater need for corrugated materials. The company plans to expand at its existing facility in the city of Holland, where it will add 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space and new equipment, including an on-site corrugator.
“Our family has been in the corrugated business for 60 years now,” said Coastal Container CEO Brent Patterson. “In these past couple of years, Coastal Container has seen tremendous growth, which allows us to make this expansion to better serve our customers and community.”
The company will also install a rail spur for delivery of raw material, which will now be delivered in the form of paper rolls instead of corrugated sheets. A single delivery of seven rail cars will replace approximately 48 truckloads of …….