GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A Grand Rapids business with ties to France is in mourning, following last week’s terror attacks.
Flags were flying at half-staff Friday at Hutchinson, located at 460 Fuller Ave. NW. The company is a leading world manufacturer in rubber, thermoplastic elastomer and polymer products. Its founder moved from the United States to France in 1853 to begin manufacturing rubber.
Monday, France ordered 10,000 troops into its streets to protect sensitive sites after the series of terror attacks, which killed 17 civilians. Three of the suspected terrorists were killed following two separate stand-offs Friday. However, the search is on for a fourth accomplice—the common-law wife of one of the attackers. Authorities believe she fled to Syria.