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.