Special-Lite, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance products for the commercial entrance and architectural interior markets, announced today they have purchased the building located at 1394 Empire Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI. Headquartered in Decatur, MI, Special-Lite has manufacturing locations in Decatur and Niles, MI and Marshall, AR. Special-Lite has developed its Michigan manufacturing business to such a large extent that it has outgrown its Niles operation. The more than $1 million investment allows for unlimited opportunities including future job growth and expansion.
"We are very pleased to expand our presence in Berrien County, “said Kevin J. Hanley, President and COO of Special-Lite, Inc. "Our business has grown for both our existing and new products. This growth has resulted in the need for more manufacturing space for the interior architectural products currently manufactured at our Niles facility. The Benton Charter Township location will allow us to function more efficiently as we manufacture products for our customers across the country. It will allow us opportunities for future growth as we add products that are under development."
Cornerstone Alliance was actively involved in the building search for the newest Special-Lite location, providing technical assistance as well as coordinating efforts with Benton Charter Township.
"Benton Charter Township welcomes Special-Lite, Inc.," said Kevin White, Superintendent, Benton Charter Township. "We are pleased that they are expanding their business operations here and wish them great success."
"Special-Lite has been in business since 1969 and has enjoyed great success and growth. This investment in Berrien County supports the talent and innovation of the existing workforce and why businesses are continuing to grow," said Greg Vaughn, Chief Operating Officer and VP, Business Development, Cornerstone Alliance.