Nucraft CEO Matt Schad addresses workers at the groundbreaking of the furniture maker’s expansion in Comstock Park. Courtesy Nucraft
A contract furniture maker broke ground yesterday on a 47,700-square-foot expansion that will connect its two manufacturing facilities.
Nucraft said yesterday that its multi-million dollar project in Comstock Park will result in nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space, which will allow the company to expand its existing manufacturing processes and improve efficiencies.
The expansion will allow Nucraft to “keep up with increasing demand and accommodate future growth.”
Nucraft said its machining, veneering and product set up departments will all be expanded as a result of the addition.
All Nucraft products are made in Comstock Park at 5151 West River Dr. NE, which is also the company’s headquarters.
Erhardt Construction in Ada is managing construction for the project, which will be completed in the fall.
Matt Schad, CEO of Nucraft, said the company is “forecasting the creation of up to 40 new manufacturing positions over the course of the next two years.”
Nucraft currently employs 290 workers.
Nucraft designs and makes custom office furniture for conference rooms, private offices and collaborative workspaces around the world.
George William Schad founded Nucraft in Grand Rapids in 1944.
The company relocated its plant and corporate offices to Comstock Park in 1985.