Manufacturing Company Announces Expansion

| July 19, 2013
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A manufacturing company is seeking a larger facility in Liberty.  The expansion project announced Thursday by Holland 1916 includes a nearly $13 million capital investment and is expected to create 62 new jobs, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED).  The company said on its website that its corporate headquarters and three of its operating branches will be moving to Liberty.

Holland has leased a 95,000 square foot building located at 2901 Heartland Drive in the Heartland Meadows Industrial Park.  “We needed a facility that could accommodate future growth, provide a more attractive work environment for our current employees and become a centerpiece of future marketing efforts to new customers and new employees.  After an extensive search, we determined that the Liberty facility best accomplished those goals.” said Mike Stradinger, CEO of Holland 1916, Inc.  “The City of Liberty and the State of Missouri were very helpful in the company’s search process and provided attractive incentives that made the move possible.”

The Department of Economic Development and the Liberty Economic Development Corporation have authorized an incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict criteria.  “We appreciate Holland 1916’s choice to expand into Liberty,” said Liberty Mayor Lyndell Brenton. “By partnering with the State, LEDC and the City of Liberty, our community is able to succeed in a competitive marketplace to attract new business.”

Holland 1916, which is currently located in North Kansas City, manufactures “quality identification products to convey branding, operating and safety information.”  The company will continue to keep two of its subsidiaries, Holland Nameplate Inc. and Holland RFID Inc., in North Kansas City.

The company plans to begin operations at Liberty facility in August.

Press Release from the Department of Economic Development

LIBERTYThe Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced Thursday that a corporate parent for five manufacturers will be expanding and relocating its headquarters and three manufacturing companies to Liberty. The expansion project by Holland 1916 includes a nearly $13 million capital investment and is expected to create 62 new jobs.

Holland 1916 manufactures quality identification products to convey branding, operating and safety information. The company is currently located in the City of North Kansas City, but significant recent growth has required the company to seek a larger facility. Of the company’s five subsidiaries, Holland Integrated Metal Solutions, Holland Interface Solutions and Osprey Evaporation Technologies, as well as the corporate headquarters will relocate to the 98,200 square foot facility in Liberty. The other two subsidiaries, Holland Nameplate and Holland RFID, will remain in North Kansas City.

Missouri’s favorable business climate and innovative resources are creating economic growth around the state. In the past month, four companies announced significant investments in their Missouri facilities. Holland joins Calumet Specialty Products Partners ($40 million investment, 21 new jobs) in Louisiana, General Motors ($133 million investment, 55 new jobs) in Wentzville and Mallinckrodt Enterprises ($1 million investment, 150 new jobs) in Hazelwood and Freightquote ($44 million, 1,100 jobs) in Kansas City.

Some of Missouri’s resources and initiatives that have aided business expansions include the Certified Work Read Community Program, export assistance, customized job recruitment and screening, Certified Site designation, LocationOne site and building database, and others that can be found at www.ded.mo.gov.

To assist Holland 1915 with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development and the Liberty Economic Development Corporation have authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.

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