ADA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Amway will kick off construction of a new manufacturing plant next week, bringing 200 jobs to Ada over three years.
The $81 million facility will produce an estimated 4.3 billion NUTRILITE tablets and soft gel capsules each year. The 317,000 square foot building will be part of a seven-site, $375 million global manufacturing expansion.
"We are very excited that Amway selected Michigan as the site for expansion of the NUTRILITE Plant. They will be going into an existing facility they have in Ada Township. We are very excited about this because competition was tough for this one," said Therese Thill, vice president of Business Development for The Right Place.
Thill says Michigan was 10th out of 11 potential sites, including some in the mid-west and southeast United States as well as California.
"This is really a project where all of us pulled together in order to make a very successful business case for Amway in order to get some incentives from the state," she said. "Luckily their headquarters is here and they have an existing facility. That, as well as a very aggressive incentive package ($1.6 million) from the state and local community."
Leaders from Amway and the community will celebrate the start of construction by signing a steel beam. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at the Amway manufacturing facility located at 5101 Spaulding Avenue in Ada.