Iowa-based agribusiness United Suppliers Inc. has acquired an industrial facility at 3584 Bath Road in Perry Township with the purpose of establishing their first Michigan operation.
The company, founded in 1963, is a wholesale organization owned by agricultural retailers who do business throughout the central part of the United States and parts of Canada. United Suppliers Inc. provides a competitive and reliable supply of crop protection and crop nutrients. The firm also offers other resources like employee development, safety and compliance, marketing, strategic planning and finance. In total, they have 800 owners in 20 states, more than 300 employees & sales in excess of $1.5 billion.
“We are excited to establish our first Michigan presence in Perry Township and Shiawassee County, and look forward to working in the community for many years to come,” said Distribution Manager Dave Mulder. The company will be utilizing this building for warehousing and distribution operations, and will be looking to hire 3-6 new employees soon. “Our goal is to hire local people for these positions,” Mulder added.
“We are very grateful that United Suppliers Inc. will be setting up a new facility here, and look forward to working with them into the future,” said Justin Horvath of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, whose organization, along with Perry Township, CB Richard Ellis, and Shiawassee County Planning & Zoning helped provide assistance in finalizing the location decision. “It also demonstrates success for our new I-69 International Trade Corridor initiative, that we truly do have the assets to attract logistics-related (including agribusiness) operations to locate in the region,” Horvath added.