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Swedish pharmaceutical resin company comes to Muskegon Twp.

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After searching the country for the best location, Cytiva settles in Muskegon Township.

The Swedish company Cytiva is moving into the old Bayer Crop Science facility on Whitehall Road in Muskegon Township.

“We are very happy to be here.”

Mike Rapach is the Cytiva director of strategic programs.

“We kind of did an all United States search and settled on Michigan.”

“This is an old chemical manufacturing site that had just shut down when we bought it and we saw an opportunity.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund is giving Cytiva 3-million-dollars in grants to train their workforce. Sarah Bishop is a Michigan Economic Development Corp. project manager.

“The project is expected to generate a total investment of 430 million dollars and create up to 200 jobs.

“We have on boarded I would say up to 60 or 70 at this point.”

“Too often we see facilities that close and become a burden on the community.”

Randy Thelen is a Michigan Strategic Fund Board member.

“To see this have renewed life for the community and the 200 plus people who will work there is exceptional.”

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