File photo of sign at the GM Stamping Plant, 36th Streetn Wyoming
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- In Wyoming they are calling it a "new beginning" for the site of the former General Motors stamping plant.
The Wyoming City Council Monday night approved a proposed new factory on the site near 36th Street and U.S. 131.
"We have anticipated this since the day they closed that building down several years ago," said Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll. "Now we are looking to what could be and what can be on that site."
J.O. Galloup, a division of Kendall Electric, is planning a pipe, valve and fitting distribution and manufacturing facility on about seven of the 92 available acres. About 82 acres of what is now called Site 36 will still be vacant, but city leaders say it's a start.
"This is the first project to come forward," says Wyoming planning director Tim Cochran. "We are hopeful this sets the tone and we get a number of great projects to fill in that overall property."
The company says their new facility will have about 100 employees.
Construction is expected to start in the first half of next year.