The Port of Quincy has sold 12 acres in its industrial park to Amway, the giant direct-sales company that distributes thousands of household products.
The company, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., plans to build a 48,000-square-foot extraction and concentration facility to process ingredients for nutritional products sold under the Nutrilite brand.
The company has an option to buy an additional 15 acres of property at the same industrial park.
Amway said it hopes to start the $31.8 million project later this year. It will create 30 manufacturing and quality assurance jobs, as well as 100 or more temporary construction jobs.
The Amway plant should start production in 2014.
Port officials said the decision is another affirmation of Grant County's and the port district's coordinated efforts to use high-end infrastructure, such as broadband, and transportation advantages to market itself as a world-class industrial site.
The port has several other major clients, including Microsoft and Yahoo, both of which have large data centers on land managed through the port.