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Kalamazoo Wins Flowserve Expansion Project

Tuesday, February 08, 2000

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

214 New Jobs for StateFlowserve Corporation has selected Kalamazoo to expand its U.S. Flow Solutions Division facilities, Governor John Engler announced today. The project will create 214 new jobs, 125 directly by the company, for Michigan workers."Flowserve’s decision to expand is great news for Kalamazoo workers," Engler said. "This proves that Michigan’s highly skilled workforce can attract top quality jobs."Of the new jobs, 89 spin-off jobs will be created from increased spending by people who receive income from the jobs at Flowserve Corporation, according to an economic analysis done by the University of Michigan.The Governor also announced the approval of a tax credit for Dallas-based Flowserve Corporation, worth an estimated $3.2 million over 20 years. The tax credit was approved by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA).This project will provide more than $17 million in revenue to the state over the life of the agreement, resulting in a net positive gain for the state of over $14.5 million after the MEGA credit. The project is expected to generate over $220 million in personal income.Flowserve Corporation is a provider of industrial flow management services. The company produces engineered pumps for the process industries, precision mechanical seals, automated and manual quarter turn-valve, control valves and valve actuators, and provides a range of related flow management services. The project includes the addition of new equipment and renovations to the existing Kalamazoo facility. "This establishes Kalamazoo as the primary site for manufacturing, engineering, and research development for our Flow Solutions Division’s mechanical-seal products in North America. Kalamazoo will also be Flowserve’s global center for developing seal technologies," Flowserve President and Chief Executive Officer C. Scott Greer said. "The State of Michigan’s pro-business attitude was one of the primary factors that prompted us to move these jobs to Kalamazoo. We are pleased to make this contribution to the state and local economies."The Michigan Economic Growth Authority program, which is administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is used to promote high quality economic growth and job creation in Michigan that would not occur without this program. "We are excited to see another example of our community working as a team and focusing on treating our employers as customers and partners. The State of Michigan continues to create value for the Kalamazoo area while helping us compete on a global level for jobs," said Barry Broome, CEO of Southwest Michigan First. "Flowserve has a strong history in Kalamazoo and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with the company."

Flowserve Corporation

MEGA Analysis

Summary Estimated

(All estimates in 2000 dollars)


Direct 125



Revenue Forgone $ 3,146,000

Revenue Gain $ 17,671,000

Average Wage $ 827/week

Personal Income Generated Over Life of MEGA Agreement $ 220,882,000