LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - A company planning to make concrete floor and wall tiles plansto add 116 jobs in Muksegon County after state tax credits wereapproved Tuesday morning.
PolyCem, LLC, would add the jobs in Norton Shores over fiveyears. The company, formerly headquartered in Grand Haven, ismoving manufacturing from Mississippi.
The types of jobs that will be available include chemicalengineers, mechanical engineers, process engineers, printeroperators and line workers.
PolyCempurchased some of the technology of Stonecraft, LLC, a companythat filed for bankruptcy in Mississippi in 2003. Company presidentJameson Goorman told 24 Hour News 8 the new company has differentownership but some of the same staff. He said the new companyshould be able to succeed where the other didn't because of betterengineering.
Goorman said the talent base in West Michigan is unlike anyother in the country.
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