GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Global automotive and aerospace manufacturer, Hutchinson opened its first North American Innovation Center in Grand Rapids Wednesday.
The 13,000 square foot facility will be dedicated to research and development for automotive noise reduction systems.
The center is complete with robotics, interactive displays and a showroom of airplane and automotive interiors.
"The City of Grand Rapids is very proud to have a longtime business such as Hutchinson invest in our City, particularly in the manufacturing and technology sectors," said Mayor Rosalynn Bliss.
The center it located at 460 Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids.
Hutchinson executives chose Grand Rapids because the City is close to major automotive clients and vendors.
The only other center that Hutchinson operates is in Paris.