graphicAllegan is a warm and friendly community ideally located for development. Allegan has an excellent quality of life, with a growing number of small town businesses. Allegan is expanding its industrial park. It has 90 acres, with lots still available, after the Perrigo Company, an Allegan based pharmaceutical company, put in its new $16 million distribution center. The facility is big enough to hold 11 football fields. The industrial park provides first-class building sites, varying in size, for a variety of industrial and business uses. It has full service city water and sewer access. Lots are available for $1. Allegan's Highland Park is a state-certified industrial park and meets all of the requirements of the State of Michigan. In addition, Highlands also offers:

- Easy access to major highways and interstate expressways
- Existing buildings and available lots for sale or lease
- Financial assistance and incentives
- Immediate access to a general utility airport and within 40 minutes of major regional airports in Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids.

graphicAllegan also offers a skilled labor force and training resources available through the Allegan County Technical Educational Center. The Technical Center opened in 1988 and has proven to be a very valuable asset to the Allegan business community. The Technical Center serves the citizens of Allegan County by providing a wide variety of services to youth, employers, adults, and business and industry. Students and business and industry can take advantage of placement services provided by staff, assessment, testing, and counseling. The training programs include but are not limited to:

- Computer Accounting
- Computer Technology
- Office Technology
- Commercial Arts
- Graphic Arts
- Machine Tool Technology
- Drafting & Computer Aided Design
- Welding
- Automotive Technology
- Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology
- Marketing

Allegan is home to several large manufacturing companies including the Perrigo Company and the TruHeat Corporation. Perrigo, Allegan's largest employer, is the nation's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. graphicThe Perrigo Store, located in downtown Allegan, is the only authorized factory outlet store, offering fantastic values and exciting special sales on nationally distributed items. TruHeat Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of heating assemblies for spas and hot tubs.

Allegan's major employers also include but are not limited to:

Allegan Metal Finishing Company (AMFCO)
Allegan General Hospital
Haworth, Inc.
Flashes Publishers

Allegan also has many other advantages, including a trained, highly skilled labor force with a strong work ethic. A clean, high-quality environment with convenient access to markets and a well-developed infrastructure makes our community an ideal setting for business and industry. The City of Allegan works hard to ensure businesses receive important resources to accommodate and enhance growth and development.

Perrigo is the nation’s largest manufacturer of store brand over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The company attributes its leadership position in the store brand market to its comprehensive product assortment and to its commitment to product quality, customer service, retailer marketing support and low cost production.

Perrigo’s broad product line includes a full line of vitamin products. The company manufactures more than 75 natural vitamin formulations and more than 30 synthetic vitamin formulations. In addition, Perrigo also manufactures more than 25 national brand equivalent formulations. Every year, the company offers approximately 10 new products. Nutritional products are manufactured in Greenville, South Carolina.

All Perrigo vitamins are manufactured to meet or exceed United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) standards.
The company’s customers are major national and regional retail drug, supermarket and mass merchandise chains such as Albertson’s, CVS, Kmart, Kroger, Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens and major wholesalers such as Fleming, McKesson, Super Valu and Topco.

 

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