Classic Transportation & Warehousing plans $8.4M expansion

Courtesy Classic Transportation & Warehousing

An employee-owned warehousing and transportation firm is spending over $8.4 million to build a new facility near Wayland in a move expected to create six to 12 jobs.

Zeeland-based economic development agency Lakeshore Advantage said Friday, Jan. 14, it connected Wayland-based Classic Transportation & Warehousing with local resources to support the company as it invests $8,484,335 to expand its operations in Leighton Township.

Classic Transportation & Warehousing is constructing a new, 172,000-square-foot warehouse and third-party logistics facility that will be available for use later this year.

The project is expected to retain four jobs and create between six and 12 new jobs.

“It’s great to kick off 2022 with another expansion in our community,” said Jennifer Owens, Lakeshore Advantage president. “As an extended member of their team, we are pleased to connect Classic Transportation with local resources to support their expansion.”

Leighton Township is supporting the project in the form of a 12-year industrial facilities tax exemption approved on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Rod Cooper, Classic Transportation & Warehousing president and CEO, said the company’s employee owners are pleased the expansion will help it serve the growing needs of its customers and partners.

“We are grateful to have the support of Leighton Township and Lakeshore Advantage as we continue to expand in the dynamic West Michigan communities we call home,” Cooper said. “With the addition of this 172,000-square-foot facility, along with our transportation services on site, we will set the course for a new era of innovative storage and logistics solutions that meet and exceed the diverse needs of our customers.”

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