A Groundbreaking Vision

On a hot and hazy Thursday afternoon in August, a small crowd spilled from a white event tent on a construction site in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A dozen shovels jutted from the brown dirt nearby, symbols of the groundbreaking on 180 East Water Street, a $70 million, 290,000-square-foot mixed-use development. Patti Owens, vice president and managing director for Catalyst Development Co., the project’s lead developer, stepped to the podium.

Impeccable Taste

COMPANY
National Flavors LLC

WEBSITE
nationalflavors.com

REGIONAL LOCATIONS
National Flavors completed construction of a new 36,000-square-foot headquarters at 3680 Stadium Park Way in Oshtemo in 2018. Its multi-million dollar investment created space for new offices, labs, manufacturing, and distribution. It continues to maintain a location on Crosstown Parkway in Kalamazoo for warehousing and distribution.

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
42

Digging for Treasure

COMPANY
Getman Corporation

WEBSITE
getman.com

REGIONAL LOCATIONS
Headquartered in Bangor, with a second manufacturing facility in Comstock Charter Township

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
170

EXECUTIVE
Erik VanAllen, President & CEO

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