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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.

The Right Place assists global manufacturer with Kentwood expansion
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The Right Place assists global manufacturer with Kentwood expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Kentwood, announced that global manufacturer, Andronaco Industries, will be relocating one of its subsidiaries (dba Conley Composites) and expanding to a fifth Kent County location at 4544 Broadmoor Ave. in Kentwood.

The Right Place assists Stone Fox Ventures with relocation of new acquisition
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The Right Place assists Stone Fox Ventures with relocation of new acquisition

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Wyoming, announced that Grand Rapids-based Stone Fox Ventures LLC will be relocating a portion of its recent acquisition, Even Cut Abrasive Company, to a new location at 4050 Roger B. Chaffee Memorial Blvd, in Wyoming.

The Right Place and the Newaygo County economic development advisory committee finalize manufacturing expansion in Newaygo
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The Right Place and the Newaygo County economic development advisory committee finalize manufacturing expansion in Newaygo

Today The Right Place, Inc. and the Newaygo County economic development advisory committee, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Newaygo, announced that Magna Mirrors Newaygo will expand its operations at 700 South Park Ave. Newaygo, MI, 49337.

The Right Place assists contract manufacturer with local expansion
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The Right Place assists contract manufacturer with local expansion

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the City of Kentwood, announced that Amphenol Borisch Technologies (ABT) is investing $3.7 million to expand its operations in Kentwood. As a result, the company, based at 4511 East Paris Avenue in Kentwood, will add 82 jobs at its headquarters campus.

The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance assist manufacturer with expansion in Greenville
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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance assist manufacturer with expansion in Greenville

Today The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that West Michigan Compounding, LLC (WMC) will expand its plastics manufacturing operations at 1300 Moore St, Greenville, MI 48838.

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