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Manufacture Smarter: Planning for profitability in the post-pandemic period
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Manufacture Smarter: Planning for profitability in the post-pandemic period

While the many changes and disruptions that came from the COVID-19 pandemic were not expected as we entered 2020, leaders in all industries have worked hard to restore our nation’s prominence and success as the world continues to respond and recover.

Manufacture Smarter: Revamping your business in the post-COVID-19 environment
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Manufacture Smarter: Revamping your business in the post-COVID-19 environment

It’s hard to disagree that the business world has changed drastically and will likely never look the same again. Even after lock-downs and social distancing are over, it will be extremely difficult to just turn our computers and businesses back on and return to where we were before the pandemic occurred.

Laser Access, LLC announces acquisition and $1.6M investment
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Laser Access, LLC announces acquisition and $1.6M investment

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Calder Capital, announced the new ownership and subsequent expansion of Laser Access, LLC. The company will be expanding at their Walker, Mich. facility and investing $1.6M into the location.

Grand Rapids named No.3 large U.S. city for 'thriving' manufacturing industry
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Grand Rapids named No.3 large U.S. city for 'thriving' manufacturing industry

AdvisorSmith, a business insurance resource that provides research and advanced tools to businesses, recently published a deep-dive report on U.S. cities where the manufacturing industry is booming. The company evaluated 318 cities based on four key economic factors: manufacturing output growth rate, manufacturing output per capita, manufacturing location quotient and manufacturing employment growth rate.

The Right Place assists fabrication and machining company with Greenville expansion
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The Right Place assists fabrication and machining company with Greenville expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville announced that full-service fabrication and machining company, Aquest Machining & Assembly (www.aquestmachining.com), a Division of FabX Industries, will be expanding its current location at 715 Callaghan St. in Greenville.

Manufacture Smarter: What makes a great leader?
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Manufacture Smarter: What makes a great leader?

Finding talent is tough. As of now, that statement rings true across every industry. The supply of skilled workers is not meeting the demand of employers who need to fill job openings. As this gap continues to grow, some employers find themselves defaulting to their long-standing employees to fill leadership positions within the company.

Manufacture Smarter: Is training really the key to making gains in manufacturing?
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Manufacture Smarter: Is training really the key to making gains in manufacturing?

As with any business environment, continued learning should be an integral part of the overall business plan. Training should be an equal part of the improvement and investment plan that a company creates and revises each year.

The Right Place assists global refractory product manufacturer with expansion in Newaygo County
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The Right Place assists global refractory product manufacturer with expansion in Newaygo County

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with Everett Township, announced that global refractory product manufacturer and supplier, HarbisonWalker International (HWI), is investing $9 million in the company’s manufacturing plant at 1301 E. 8th Street in White Cloud.

The Right Place assists Newaygo manufacturer with plant expansion
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The Right Place assists Newaygo manufacturer with plant expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Newaygo, announced that wood component manufacturer, G-M Wood Products, will be expanding its current facility at 460 Clay Street in Newaygo. This expansion will result in the creation of 20 new jobs and a capital investment of $6.5 million.

The Right Place assists BISSELL with expansion of local headquarters
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The Right Place assists BISSELL with expansion of local headquarters

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Walker, announced that BISSELL, Inc. will be expanding its existing headquarters in the City of Walker. This expansion will result in the creation of 100 new jobs and a capital investment of $10 million.

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