Finishing company relocating operations out of state


The industrial building at 5265 Kellogg Woods Dr. SE in Kentwood is 95,035 square feet. Courtesy Colliers International West Michigan

A company that applies decorative finishes to components for manufacturers is relocating a pair of local plant operations to another state.

Spectrum Industries Decorative Finishes, a subsidiary of Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Industries, will move its plants at 13 McConnell St. SW in Grand Rapids and 5265 Kellogg Woods Dr. in Kentwood and 134 associated jobs to a Spectrum facility in Kentucky, according to a notice filed with the state and posted yesterday.

The local plant operations are expected to cease by Dec. 31.

Many of the affected workers should be able to take positions at Spectrum Industries' other local divisions, according to Kevin Bassett, president, Spectrum Industries.

The move is in order to centralize Decorative Finishes' operations in Kentucky, Bassett said.

Bassett said there will still be a few local positions with Decorative Finishes, which will focus in Michigan on expanding Spectrum Industries' RAYN Technology.

Spectrum Decorative Finishes

Spectrum Decorative Finishes, founded in 1990, specializes in the application of various finishes to components for its manufacturing clients: wood grains; technical patterns; piano black; clear coat; metallic; and other specialty paints.

E-Coat is also a subsidiary of Spectrum Industries.

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