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Egg production leader expanding and adding jobs in West Michigan

Poultry Management Systems Inc.
The Right Place

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.

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.