October 6th, 2023
The Right Place assists Altus Industries with Walker expansion
Manufacturing company to add 27 new jobs, invest $1.15 million to expand location in Walker
The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that manufacturer, Altus Industries, will be expanding. The company plans to add 27 new jobs and approximately $1.15M in capital investment.
Altus Industries is a manufacturing company dedicated to creating advanced workflow solutions in a changing healthcare market. The Altus team combines ergonomics and innovative technologies (i.e. artificial intelligence, Internet of Things), while continuously building on new ideas to design workstations built specifically to improve healthcare workflows.
“We are thrilled to partner with MEDC and The Right Place at this time in our company’s history and with the changing market needs,” said Jeremy Spinney, Chief Executive Officer of Altus Industries. “We are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to invest in our growth alongside the significant healthcare technology growth in West Michigan.”
The Right Place worked closely with the MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than out-of-state locations. They offered support by effectively organizing state and local resources. This included collaboration with the MEDC to secure incentives through the Michigan Business Development Program. They also connected the company with West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College to assist with creating a plan to recruit and train new employees.
“Considering the growth of AI within the healthcare technology space and how Altus is continuing to evolve our portfolio into workflow solutions, our organization is at an inflection point culturally,” added Spinney. “Investing in our workplace and team members will accelerate our trajectory significantly, by continuing our portfolio focus on AI enablement, fleet management, connected technologies, and more solutions to better support care providers and patient care."
“The Right Place is thrilled to have played a role in supporting the expansion of Altus Industries,” said Eric Icard, Senior Business Development Manager at The Right Place and project lead. “This step forward, marked by the integration of new technology into their operations, showcases their commitment to our region. Their expansion further solidifies Greater Grand Rapids as a major player in the healthcare and technology industries, and we look forward to seeing what innovations stem from their growth.”