PLYMOUTH - Winona Building Products LLC is planning to invest $9 million into a new facility in Plymouth. The startup manufacturer is locating to a former food processing plant in the Marshall County city and says it could create more than 150 jobs over the next four years. Winona, founded by the owners of Kosciusko County-based Winona Powder Coating Inc. and E&H Products Inc. of Florida, expects to open the facility in November.

The company says it plans to have a staff of 40 in place by the first quarter of next year, with interviews and hiring beginning in the coming months. President Brian Bailey says "Winona Building Products is responding to the market need for innovative facings. Our goal is to provide superior quality and customer service while being centrally located to the North American market. We are a customer focused organization that will have an expanding product line over the next few years."

In all, Winona expects to have four or more manufacturing lines in the facility by 2022.