Purchase of Whitley plant confirmed

PLYMOUTH - The area got some positive economic news on Friday with the sale of Whitley Products to a Michigan based company - Aggressive Manufacturing Innovations or AMI.

"I can confirm that (AMI) has purchased the company and all of its remaining assets," said Kevin Smith a representative of AMI. "They just completed the sale and they are planning to re-open the Plymouth plant."

Smith said that he expected the company to be "operational to some degree" as early as next week but also said it would take some time before the company could become fully operational.

(More on this in the Weekend edition of The Pilot News.)