GHT manufacturing companies receive expansion, IFT OK

Despite the economy, a local manufacturing company is nearly doubling the size of its plant. The Grand Haven Township Planning Commission recently approved site plans for an expansion at Commercial Manufacturing & Assembly, 17087 Hayes St. The company plans to add 45,000 square feet to its current 65,000-square-foot facility.
Kyle Moroney
Sep 15, 2011

“We’ve received additional business and we’re running out of room,” CMA President John Geneva said. “We are in the preliminary stages of plant expansion. We’re not sure if it’s going to happen this year or in the spring. ... We’re taking a step at a time.”

CMA employs 50 people. It makes and stamps metal parts for medical, transportation, lighting and appliance industries, among others, Geneva said.

“Everything is custom-made,” he said.

While many companies have been drastically hit by the economy, CMA has weathered the economic downturn fairly well, according to Geneva.

Two other manufacturing companies in Grand Haven Township are also doing well and were recently approved for an Industrial Facilities Tax exemption by the Township Board, according to Township Manager Bill Cargo.

The recently approved IFT exemptions are for six years, according to Denise Chalifoux, the township’s assessor and finance director.

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