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Request Foods Commits $205M to Expand Production

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The frozen food firm plans to use the funds to expand several of its food manufacturing facilities in Holland, MI.

Food manufacturer Request Foods plans to invest $205 million to expand several of its facilities in Holland Charter Township, MI in response to rising demand for its products, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday.

The frozen foods producer and co-manufacturer will add production capacity at its Greenly Street facility, build a new cold storage warehouse on Ransom Street, erect a new Ready to Eat (RTE) plant in another area of the city, and upgrade and expand its wastewater pre-treatment plant.

“Request Foods is excited to continue our history of successful growth in West Michigan, by investing over $200 million during the next few years in four major projects in Holland Charter Township,” said the firm’s chief financial officer, Menaka Abel, in a release. “Our investment is expected to create up to 198 new jobs.”

To support the company’s effort, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved several incentives, including a $2 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant and $6.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for equipment and machinery at the Greenly Street site and the new RTE plant.

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