GRAND RAPIDS, MI – According to a press release The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the City of Grand Rapids announced the approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for Grand Rapids-based Firstronic LLC. The grant will allow the contract electronic component manufacturer to add 110 new jobs to its 35,000 SF facility at 1655 Michigan Street in Grand Rapids.
The company plans to invest $2.45 million for building renovations, machinery and equipment. The new jobs will be full-time and will include benefits. The positions will range from engineers to technicians, entry level electronic assembly operators and skilled hand solderers.
“This expansion will allow us to add both capacity and equipment to keep up with our growing business and customer demand,” said John Sammut, Firstronic’s CEO. “We are grateful to The Right Place, MEDC and City of Grand Rapids for trusting in our vision and assisting in our growth in Grand Rapids.”
Firstronic serves a variety of industries, but it’s the company’s focus on medical device manufacturing that has local economic development officials particularly excited.
“Firstronic’s high-tech electronic manufacturing capabilities are an important part of the medical device industry we are developing here in West Michigan,” said Birgit Klohs, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “As part of our five-year strategic plan, we are committed to building world-class medical device companies and capabilities in the region.”
Firstronic employs 68 people in Grand Rapids.
Firstronic LLC provides advanced electronics manufacturing services and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, industrial and medical device. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Firstronic has a 35,000 square foot facility, state-of-the-art equipment and a seasoned management team with an average tenure of 20 years. Firstronic is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949.
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