Michigan’s Branch County Economic Growth Alliance along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently announced that pending city and state approval a $4.5 million dollar facility investment will create 42 new jobs when Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC takes root in Coldwater by the end of 2013.
Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MN-W) manufactures high performance melt blown nonwoven roll goods for the filtration, industrial, healthcare and consumer markets and is based in Mount Pocono, PA. The company says it has experienced significant annual growth in recent years and has firm expectations for the growth to continue. The addition of a second location in the Midwest near major customers was seen as a major advantage to the company.
After considering sites in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, MN-W chose Coldwater, MI, as the location of its new site.
“Because of its strategic location between several highways, rail access and their utility infrastructure Coldwater was a good choice. The city and state were welcoming and we feel this location and its people will be a great long term home for our growing business,” says Keith Hayward, managing director, MN-W. “We are excited about our decision to invest in Coldwater and create manufacturing jobs in
MN-W will be purchasing a previously vacant building,” said Coldwater city manager Jeff Budd. “In addition to the initial investment and growth plans, their utility use, dedication to environmental issues, and commitment to participation in various community activities makes MN-W an excellent addition to the community.”
“This project has been a collaborative effort between public and private entities,” says Branch County Economic Growth Alliance director Lisa Miller. “The City of Coldwater, Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Northeastern Rail Road, Michigan Department of Transportation, Coldwater Rail Users Association, Land Rail, Southwest Michigan First, Michigan Works, Branch County Brownfield Authority, Voltek, and property owner Ken Bible along with his local team all played a role in this venture.”
Additional information on Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC can be found at www.mpm.com/nonwoven.