Stamas applauds Kember Flooring for planned investment in Gladwin County plant

Sen. Jim Stamas

Sen. Jim Stamas

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas on Thursday applauded Kember Flooring for receiving a grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund that will help them make key investments and create jobs at their Beaverton Township plant.

“This performance-based grant will support a $5 million renovation project that will create 25 good jobs and continue to improve the local economy,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “This investment in mid-Michigan is a further example of our state’s recovery and Kember Flooring’s commitment to the region.”

Kember Flooring manufactures flooring products for higher end homes, luxury condos and apartments. Its products include laminate, floating hardwood and real hardwood flooring.

The company currently imports its products but plans to increase its manufacturing operations in the U.S.

Kember plans on renovating its existing plant in Beaverton Township and adding machinery and equipment. As a result, the company was awarded a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant.

The Department of Transportation will also provide $438,486 to assist in upgrading Lyle Road, where the plant is located, and Gladwin County will assist with drainage work on the road.

“This is great news for the people of Gladwin County and the entire state,” Stamas said. “I applaud Kember Flooring and local officials for working together to create jobs in Michigan by making this investment a reality.”