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St. Johns, MI, July 2, 2012 – The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C., after recently acquiring local distributor M&M Restaurant Supply, is expanding the St. John’s distribution facility from a 65,000 square foot facility to a 167,000 square foot facility and creating over 100 new jobs. The expansion is targeted to be complete in mid- December 2012.

The center recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and is proud to be expanding in St. Johns’ City Industrial Park with its vibrant mix of manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution operations balanced by a unique community flavor.

Tom Bates, Martin-Brower’s General Manager said, “The community has worked together to help this expansion become a reality. We are impressed with the city, the Industrial Park and our neighbors’ collaborative efforts, all in the best interest of continued good business and job growth here in St. Johns.”

Dennis LaForest, City Manager, stated, “ We are happy to assist Martin-Brower as they expand, helping them create family-sustaining jobs here in St. Johns.”

St. Johns Mayor Dana Beaman added, “Martin-Brower’s expansion validates what we all know - that St. Johns is a wonderful place to work and live. It is a pleasure to see a solid employer expand and provide new jobs for our residents.”
Martin-Brower’s aim is to be the premier logistics service provider for restaurant chains around the world, creating an outstanding work environment for it’s employees and delivering unmatched value for it’s customers while protecting their brands. As an employer with solid ethics, Martin-Brower values lasting employee, customer, supplier and community relationships built on mutual respect, integrity and trust.
As the expansion is completed, Martin-Brower intends to add 125 jobs in the first year and anticipates adding another 25 jobs in the following two years.