With auto companies steadily leaving Michigan over the years, there is a lot of space available for companies interested in relocating to the area. With large plants and cheap rent, it could be an inviting option, but the state has had difficulty attracting large companies.
That's why many in the city are excited by the recent news that Repocast.com, an online auction company, is moving into a former General Motors building in Flint, Michigan. Although the facility is in good condition, the company will be spending about $2 million to renovate it, according to WNEM, a local CBS affiliate.
With that investment, the company will be getting quite a bit of space - the building has more than 100,000 square feet, according to the source. The hope is that this is only the beginning and that other companies will be attracted to other cost-effective buildings in Flint.
"We saw a community and a city that was really, really working on rebuilding, and it's evident," the company's COO Scott Miedema told the source. "When you drive through there now opposed to a few years ago, we're encouraged, and we want to be a part of that."
The remodeling project has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of July, according to MLive. In addition to its size - which includes 26 acres of outdoor storage - the site was also chosen for its access to major highways.
"We had our eye on it," Miedema said, according to the source. "We really looked at a lot of sites and kept coming back to this one."
Although there will be plenty of space, a move this complicated and time-sensitive could likely benefit from the services of professional relocation movers. Nationwide movers can help ensure that all of the equipment and supplies necessary to run an online auction business get where they're going with minimal obstacles.