KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — California-based Stikwood is coming to Kentwood, bringing dozens of jobs to the area.
The company, which manufacturers peel and stick wood planking, plans to invest $4.2 million into renovating a facility off M-37. The building at 4849 Barden Court will become a distribution plant.
Stikwood’s expansion plan also includes hiring 73 workers over the next three years.
The announcement comes after state officials approved a $400,000 incentive from the Michigan Strategic Fund for Stikwood.
Leaders of The Right Place say Michigan competed with Utah, Texas and Tennessee to lure Stikwood to the area.
“Stikwood has been an amazing story of growth for us,” Stikwood CEO and owner Laura McCall stated in a Wednesday news release. “We’re excited to begin the next chapter of Stikwood’s story in West Michigan, a region known for its strong manufacturing heritage. The economic support, talented workforce, and great quality of life make the region an ideal place to locate our new facility, and we look forward to joining the West Michigan community.”
Stikwood claims to be the first company in the world to offer peel and stick planking made from reclaimed and sustainable wood collected from within the United States. The company was founded in 2012.