Saginaw, MI – Duperon Corporation is on the move after finalizing the purchase of property at 1200 Leon Scott Court, Saginaw, Michigan on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The purchase – in response to the company’s growth of approximately 25% per year – will allow Duperon Corporation to consolidate its office and manufacturing operations into a single facility in the Saginaw area. The company last moved its operations in 2004 with an office staff of 14; since that time, the number has grown to more than 50 part- and full-time employees in both the administration and manufacturing of the company, including interns from area colleges.
“Our entire team is energized by the possibilities provided in this new space. This move will give us the room we need to continue our current growth, as well as the opportunity to keep our world headquarters here in mid-Michigan,” relayed Tammy Bernier, President and CEO. Of the many sites considered, Duperon was thrilled to be able to purchase property in Saginaw.
Currently, Duperon Corporation works with approximately 250 Michigan vendors and draws its employees from Saginaw and as far as Rochester Hills, Owosso, Sanford, Grayling, Standish, and Reese. “We were committed that the move would have zero impact for our team,” shared Bernier. After more than two years of searching, “The building at 1200 Leon Scott became available at the perfect time. The space will facilitate the next level of expansion for our global vision.” Plans for approximately $1M in renovations and construction are underway to support this growth, as well as to configure the manufacturing space specifically for the specialized processes associated with preliminary liquids/solids separation technologies. Duperon anticipates moving into the renovated space once the build-out is complete in 2012.
“This move is a realization of a long-time dream and underscores our continuing passion for entrepreneurship,” stated Chairman of the Board Terry Duperon. Duperon has displayed his commitment to entrepreneurship both through his innovative work at Duperon Corporation and Duperon Education, a course which teaches both employees and students from the community about the principles and practices of entrepreneurship. “It is a good example of what is possible if you dream big enough and are seriously committed to your dream.”
“We are excited to take this step,” added Bernier. Duperon Corporation is an example of Governor Snyder’s strategy for Economic Gardening, as a long-term citizen with a demonstrated commitment to the community with involvement in organizations such as SCF, CAN Council, United Way’s Holiday Wish List program, and others at the local, state, and national level. “There is so much potential in business to do something extraordinary. Each small business contributes to a customer, a family, a community, and an economy. We are humbled by the growth of our business and honored to have the opportunity to do good work.”
Duperon Corporation is deeply grateful that this move has been made possible in conjunction with several businesses and agencies in the area: City of Saginaw, Saginaw Future, 1st State Bank, Online Realty, multiple vendors who have been helpful, as well as the loyal customers in the U.S. and around the world. “We are especially grateful to the team who has worked alongside us through our search and decision-making process,” said Bernier.
Duperon Corporation is the leader in preliminary liquids/solids separation technologies and provides technologies for coarse screening, fine screening, low flow screening, ultra screening, washing compacting, and conveying. Duperon technologies are designed and manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan.