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Feed mill maker invests in Newaygo County expansion


A Newaygo County feed mill manufacturer and distributor is making a multi-million dollar expansion investment.

North Central Co-op has been manufacturing and distributing feed mill products for over a century in Fremont. With opportunities for expansion it was considering a move outside Newaygo County. After looking at other sites, NCC will stay in the county selecting the City of White Cloud Industrial Park. This is where it will make a $10 million investment supporting a forecast for future demand. In a news release, the new mill will also support improved quality control and biosecurity.

The White Cloud location also provides necessary road and rail access along with greater utility services.

Non-profit economic development organization The Right Place and Newaygo County Economic Development Office helped with the site location and investment.

The City of White Cloud has a approved a tax abatement for NCC. It says it will retain 12 jobs in the region and will create three new positions.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.