Customer demand behind eAgile, Inc.’s $4.3M expansion and job creation

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that Grand Rapids-based Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) manufacturer eAgile, Inc. will invest $4.3 million in its near-downtown location over the next three years to expand operations and add 50 new jobs.

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The globally respected company has seen tremendous customer demand for its high-quality, cost- effective RAIN RFID Tags, hardware and software solutions, and needs to add new talent to continue its growth

The company, located at 1100 Hynes Ave., Suite C2, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, intends to recruit heavily for these specialized positions.

The MEDC is supporting the expansion effort with the approval of a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

“eAgile continues to run at full speed in Grand Rapids, so we are excited to expand here and continue to provide world-class products from our city, “said Bob Vorpagel, CFO, eAgile, Inc. “The Right Place has been a wonderful asset to helping us grow locally.”

The Right Place worked with the company in collaboration with the MEDC to assist the RFID leader’s local growth versus out of state possibilities.

“Our region’s strong technology and manufacturing base, combined with the support from the MEDC made eAgile’s decision to expand in Grand Rapids a perfect choice,” said Eric Icard, senior business development manager at The Right Place.

The convergence of technology and manufacturing continues to change the landscape of West Michigan’s manufacturing industry. eAgile’s RFID technology and manufactured products provide a new, innovative example of this.

“The city has rapidly become a technology hub, and we are thrilled that eAgile is joining the mix and growing its Grand Rapids roots,” Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said. “This announcement is another great example of how city, state and economic development resources, such as The Right Place, can work together to create jobs in Grand Rapids.”