ProAct Services to invest $18.6 million, create 30 jobs in PM Township

November 21, 2017

ProAct Services to invest $18.6 million, create 30 jobs in PM Township

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — ProAct Services Corporation is expanding in Pere Marquette Charter Township with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The expansion is expected to generate $18.6 million in investment and create 30 jobs.

“ProAct Services’ expansion here rather than another state means good jobs for Michigan residents and underscores the strength of the state’s manufacturing talent,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of the MEDC, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF. “This investment in Michigan offers further evidence our commitment to helping companies grow and generate new jobs for our residents.”

ProAct Services Corporation with offices across the United States, specializes in providing innovative air and water treatment solutions customized to meet specific environmental issues. The company has authorized West Michigan contractor a.j. Veneklasen, Inc. to begin construction of its new national headquarters in Pere Marquette Charter Township, investing a total of approximately $18.6 million and creating 30 jobs over the next three years.

As a result, ProAct has been awarded a $225,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The Ludington-area site was recently chosen over a competing location in Houston. Pere Marquette Charter Township has offered support to the project in the form of property tax abatement. Michigan Works! Central is assisting the company with talent recruitment.

“ProAct Services Corporation was started in 1994 in downtown Ludington. We started as ‘two men and a phone’ and have always felt the warm support of the Ludington community. Now we have grown to 170 people with operations across the United States. In our new expansion, we are building a headquarters and manufacturing facility in the 1st Street Industrial Park and with the help of MEDC we continue to remain in Ludington, Michigan,” said ProAct Founder and CEO Frank Smiddy. “Thanks to the community and all the ProAct employees for making this possible! We look forward to several more years of success in the Ludington community.”

The Mason County Growth Alliance is providing staff time and resources in support of the project. Individuals interested in careers with ProAct should visit

“ProAct is a great company that offers quality jobs, and we are excited that they decided to locate their headquarters in Pere Marquette Township,” said Mason County Growth Alliance Executive Director Spence Riggs. “We are pleased with the support offered by the MEDC and the township, which played a critical role in bringing this investment to our community.”

On Nov. 16, MEDC announced MSF support for the House of Flavors, Inc. expansion project in Ludington. The popular downtown landmark is upgrading its equipment and expanding its facility. The project is expected to create 30 jobs, resulting in a $240,000 MBDP performance-based grant.


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