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May 31, 2012

U.S. News

Amway Invests $180M to Meet NUTRLITE Demand

AmwayAmway is investing nearly $180 million to significantly expand U.S. manufacturing and processing capacity to meet growing global demand for its top-selling NUTRILITEā„¢ brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements.

The investment includes a new $81 million nutrition plant at the company’s Spaulding Avenue site in Ada, Michigan, near Amway World Headquarters. The new plant is expected to create 200 jobs over the next three years.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) approved a $1.6 million Michigan Business Development Program incentive from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to support construction of the nutrition products manufacturing facility for Access Business Group LLC, an affiliate of Amway.

The incentive played a key role for Amway in selecting Michigan over competing sites in other states. Amway, MEDC and The Right Place worked together to bring the project to Michigan.

“NUTRILITE is integral to the future of Amway as the world’s number one selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand,” said Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos in a joint statement. “By bringing a second nutrition product manufacturing plant to our home market of Michigan, we are helping our distributors meet the growing customer demand for our NUTRILITE brand products. We are pleased to work in partnership with the MEDC and The Right Place in bringing this investment to West Michigan. This type of collaboration is critical in driving long-term business growth across the state.”

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