What’s that off of Chicago Drive? West Michigan firm has massive plans

HUDSONVILLE, MI — In the event you’ve taken a visit on Chicago Drive to the Hudsonville space these days, you’ve most likely seen a large-scale development venture within the works close to Van Buren Avenue.

That venture, an growth of West Michigan Beef Firm, might be a 62,000-square-foot constructing when accomplished.

West Michigan Beef is a neighborhood beef processor, slaughtering after which supplying wholesale beef. The brand new constructing is ready to exchange older buildings at present on the corporate’s facility off Chicago Drive at 3007 Van Buren St. In Hudsonville.

“It is a yr out but, it’s nonetheless received a method to go,” mentioned Don Vander Boon, West Michigan Beef managing member. “After COVID, there’s been an enormous push for protecting meat native and we’re increasing the flexibility to try this since there’s a lot demand.”

The corporate processes native beef, dairy cows and 4-H animals and does customized slaughtering. In accordance with its web site, 80 p.c of the meat West Michigan Beef processes is offered inside a 25-mile radius of Hudsonville.

The corporate operates underneath United States Division of Agriculture (USDA) rules and inspection.

A rendering of the brand new constructing at West Michigan Beef Firm. The venture is 62,000-square-feet. (Photograph supplied to MLive by West Michigan Beef Co.)

The brand new constructing will enable the corporate to create a bigger car parking zone on the website.

“Many of the previous buildings might be demolished and switch right into a car parking zone,” Vander Boon mentioned. “Components of them are nearly 100 years previous, so we simply lastly determined to start out once more from scratch.”

Vander Boon mentioned the growth might be shut to 3 occasions the working area at present obtainable on the facility. The aim is to have the ability to finally double the processing functionality of the enterprise, including as much as 10 new staff.

“Proper now we’re simply actually crowded, so we’ll have sufficient room to do what we do extra effectively,” he mentioned. “It’ll be geared to do greater than what we do now incrementally.”

In accordance with the unique proposal submitted to town of Hudsonville planning fee, the constructing was deliberate to be nearly 76,000 sq. toes however was scaled again barely attributable to inflation. The overall price for the venture is estimated to be within the $35-45 million vary.

Vander Boon mentioned he’s excited to have the ability to present extra companies to the neighborhood.

“A giant a part of it’s having a neighborhood place to go,” he mentioned. “We humanely deal with (the meat) and so they don’t must journey thus far. It’s only a place the place folks can keep native and assist the area people.”

West Michigan Beef slaughters steer, heifers, cows and bulls. Clients can buy ribs, brisket, steak, tenderloins and different customized cuts of beef like coronary heart, liver, tongue, tail and complete heads.

West Michigan Beef

An indication on the development website of a brand new constructing at 3007 Van Buren St. in Hudsonville reveals the rendering of what the constructing will appear like upon completion.

The corporate additionally affords complete carcasses of beef, lamb, sheep and veal.

Building is ready to complete someday subsequent yr on the brand new constructing, which incorporates transferring bushes to the northeast portion of the property alongside Chicago Drive.

“We’re grateful for all of the assist we’ve obtained and grateful to the Lord,” Vander Boon mentioned of the venture.

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