The egg production industry is big business as demand for cage-free eggs continues to increase.
So much so that one West Michigan company providing control systems is expanding and increasing its workforce.
Poultry Management Systems Incorporated automates egg handling. At its website, the Saranac-based company says it’s a market leader in ‘New solutions for egg handling, environmental control and monitoring” along with “automated case labeling and custom motor control panels.”
As automated egg production increases, PMSI services are in demand. To meet the need, PMSI has been planning a $2 million 15,000 square foot expansion.
Competition for the construction attracted a number of states including North Carolina, Georgia, and Iowa.
Regional non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation stepped in approving a $175,000 MEDC performance-based grant.
With that, PMSI will stay in Michigan expanding in Lowell. In a news release, the $2 million expansion “will house new software development, light manufacturing and assembly of electronic components.”
PMSI currently employs 19, its workforce will increase with the expansion with plans to add 27 high-tech jobs.
Patrick Center, WGVU News.