Herman Miller gets tax break for $7M investment

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:26 AM

The 12-year abatement will save the office furniture company about $600,000 in taxes over the term of the agreement, officials said, and will add the same amount to township coffers during the same period.

Herman Miller officials said the company will purchase equipment for a new paint line they plan to introduce this year at the 17170 Hickory St. plant.

“We’re very pleased with the new investment,” Township Manager Gordon Gallagher said. “Herman Miller has been a solid employer in Spring Lake Township and it’s nice they’re reinvesting here as well.”

Gallagher said tax abatements are a win-win for the community.

“When they sell products around the world, they pay payroll locally and that helps our local economy,” he said. “Those folks that get paid go out and spend a big portion of those dollars locally.”

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