September 20th, 2022
The Right Place assists Tecnoform to locate North American HQ in Greater Grand Rapids
Italian luxury RV & boat fixture company to add 130 jobs, invest $7.3 million to open North American HQ in the region
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that luxury RV & boat fixture company, Tecnoform, will be opening its North American headquarters at 4999 36th St. SE in Cascade Township with the addition of 130 new jobs and $7.3M in capital investment.
Tecnoform USA is a recently formed subsidiary of Tecnoform S.p.A. Italy, a family-owned manufacturer of elite, upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles. The parent company has approximately 175 employees that serve customers across the globe and continues to see its customer base grow.
“As Tecnoform continues to expand our global operations, we found that West Michigan is an excellent location for our growth,” explains Renzo Kerkoc, CEO of Tecnoform. “It’s a welcoming and business-savvy environment and we’re happy to be here. We’re thankful to the team at The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC for their partnership and collaborative support as we open our North American HQ. We will be closer to our American customers offering a high-quality product with fast response times for dynamic industry needs.”
The Right Place worked closely with the MEDC to bring the company to the Greater Grand Rapids region rather than other out-of-state locations. With the approval of a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, the MEDC is supporting the expansion through the Michigan Strategic Fund. West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College will also be supporting the project with a workforce training package.
“Tecnoform is a high-tech manufacturer with innovative furniture products,” said Brent Case, Vice President of Business Attraction for The Right Place and project lead. “After working with them through the pandemic, we’re thrilled they ultimately chose West Michigan as their first North American location, and we look forward to watching their growth here in the US.”
“We are pleased to welcome Tecnoform to our community and honored to be the home of its first manufacturing facility in North America,” Cascade Township Manager Ben Swayze said. “This move affirms Cascade Township is open for business, and it will help fuel our local economy and bring great jobs to the community.”