Tecnoform Opens RV, Marine, and Residential Furnishings Facility in Grand Rapids
Posted By: DBUSINESS on September 26, 2023. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
Tecnoform USA Inc., a maker of furnishing and fixtures for the RV, marine, and residential industries, hosted a grand opening earlier this month to celebrate its new 172,000-square-foot production facility in Grand Rapids.
Tecnoform USA Inc. in North America is a new subsidiary of Italy’s Tecnoform S.p.A., and the plant opening marks a milestone in the company’s 58-year history.
It is expected to focus on producing high-quality, lightweight furnishings and fixtures for the North American RV industry, meeting the increasing demand for lightweight parts and European designs in the U.S., and being closer to its U.S.-based partnerships that include Jayco Inc., Thor Industries, Winnebago Industries, and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc.
The new facility represents a capital investment of $7.3 million. The company received approval of a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) through the Michigan Strategic Fund. The company also received assistance from business development agencies and the municipalities of Grand Rapids and Cascade Township.
Production at the new facility is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2023 with a staff that will eventually reach up to 130 new employees.
“This is an event for us to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to all the representatives we worked with in Greater Grand Rapids, and who provided us with the opportunity to discover and expand our business operations in west Michigan,” says Renzo Kerkoc, president and CEO of Tecnoform S.p.A. and Tecnoform USA Inc. “Through their efforts, we realized this region is the right place for Tecnoform USA and where we can continue to grow and manufacture our innovative products.”
A total of 152,000 square feet is designated for production, which will allow the company to continue growing with its design and manufacturing offerings including case goods, storage flat doors, lower flat doors, tops and worksurfaces, shaped interior drawer fronts, passage doors, and vanity components for Class A, B, and C RV’s. The company also plans to move forward with its initiative to manufacture furnishings and fixtures for the towable market.
“We are continuing to provide our customers with consistent new approaches to elegance and high quality that we design in Italy,” says Kerkoc. “We can now replicate the same quality here in the U.S., which will allow us to create unique Made-in-the-USA products in a very efficient way for our customers.”
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