ADA, Mich. (WOOD) - The groundbreaking for a new Amway manufacturing plant is expected to take place on Wednesday in Ada.
Amway will begin construction on the 317,000 square-foot plant on Spaulding Avenue just south of Fulton Street, which will add 200 jobs to the site over a three-year period.
The $81 million plant will manufacture NUTRILITE brand products, which is a line of nutritional products, sold only through Amyway distributors. It will have the capacity to produce a combination of 4.3 billion tablets and capsules each year.
Last May, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved $2.65 million in Michigan Business Development Program incentives for three new projects in Kent County, including Amway's NUTRILITE production facility.
The other two projects that got the green light from MEDC were Center Manufacturing in Byron Center and MedDirect, Inc. in Grand Rapids.
In all, the news projects were estimated to bring in $84 million and 600 new jobs to West Michigan.
Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Plainwell Thursday night.
The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.
Bethany Murk, 48, was arrested Thursday following a drug bust in Van Buren County.