12/17/2020 // HOLLAND, MICH – Perrigo Company plc is in the process of building a new 357,000 square-foot distribution center at 796 Interchange Drive, Holland, MI, expanding its manufacturing operations in Michigan. The $13 million investment will create 40 new jobs and is the third expansion for the company in the Holland area in the past two years.

“Perrigo is pleased to expand its growth in West Michigan through the construction of a new $13 million distribution center in Holland, MI, which adds to our robust distribution and manufacturing presence in the region,” said Ron Janish, Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain. “This distribution center exemplifies our consumer self-care mindset and brings together finished goods from numerous product lines into one point of distribution, which will enable our customers to receive one comprehensive shipment from Perrigo. We greatly value the support received from Lakeshore Advantage and the City of Holland in making this distribution center a reality.”

Construction began in August 2020 and the center is expected to be ready for occupancy in March 2021.

Lakeshore Advantage, the local economic development organization that assists employers with growth opportunities in Ottawa and Allegan counties, worked to connect the company with local resources to support its growth. Lakeshore Advantage also assisted the company with an expansion project in January 2020, a new 66,000 square-foot warehouse distribution center in Holland Charter Township. In 2019, Lakeshore Advantage assisted with Perrigo’s E. 64th Street, Holland, $7 million expansion that added over 20 new jobs.

“This is the third manufacturing expansion project we have assisted Perrigo with in the greater Holland area in the last two years,” said Jennifer Owens, President, Lakeshore Advantage. “Perrigo continues to be an employer of choice, strengthening their North American Base of Operations along the lakeshore, and we are pleased to once again take part in their continued growth.”

The City of Holland is offering local support for this growing company in the form of a 12-year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption.

“Our local economy is not constrained by municipal boundaries, but rather the success of the City of Holland connecting to the success of our partner cities and townships throughout the region,” said Keith Van Beek, Holland City Manager. “We are pleased that Perrigo chose to build its distribution center in Holland, increasing its operational footprint in the region with its manufacturing facilities in Allegan County and a North American corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids.  Our support for the distribution center helps maintain and expand a robust economy and quality jobs throughout West Michigan.”

Perrigo Company is is a leading provider of self-care solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed.

submitted by Lakeshore Advantage

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