Construction is set to start soon for a new factory in Fort Custer Industrial Park.

The Battle Creek Enquirer says that on Tuesday, the City Commission approved a property tax abatement for Bowers Aluminum Company, meaning that the company will receive a significant financial boost when the 69,000 square foot building becomes operational. The company, which anodizes aluminum, might hire up to 94 people once the Battle Creek production is in full swing.

The 27-acre site this business will sit on is one of three “pad-ready” sites that were laid out by Battle Creek Unlimited at Fort Custer, to incentivize companies to set up shop; BCU CEO Joe Sobieralski told 95.3 WBCK in June that several companies were inquiring into these pad ready sites.

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