150 Automotive Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Holland
An automotive manufacturer from southeast Michigan is expanding to Holland and bringing 150 jobs in the next three years.
Coastal Automotive expects to begin operations next month at a 300,000 square-foot space at 900 Brooks Ave. The Holland facility is expected to create 150 new jobs.
Coastal Automotive manufactures an energy management foam solution named IMPAXX™. The technology is used in passenger and commercial vehicles, as well as by NASCAR and the aerospace industry.
"Expanding production into Holland was a natural fit for us," said Clarence Martin, president of Coastal Automotive. "The Holland area has significant expertise in manufacturing and the auto industry, and the area has a very talented workforce."
Coastal Automotive's expansion into West Michigan is the first step of a four-year global expansion in which the company plans growth into Mexico, China and Europe.
"The West Michigan expansion is a great complement to our successful operations in Rochester Hills and we see the two locations working together as the foundation of our plan for global growth," Martin said.
Coastal Container, a sister company to Coastal Automotive, is also based in Holland.