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My Town GR: Proos Manufacturing expanding and hiring
My Town GR: Proos Manufacturing expanding and hiring

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—An auto parts supplier in Grand Rapids is expanding, adding 50 new jobs.

Proos Manufacturing will invest $5.7 million into renovating its Oak Industrial Drive facility to ramp up its fabrication and stamping operations.  When the expansion is finished, the manufacturer will have 113 employees.

The plans were announced Wednesday, after Proos Manufacturing secured a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant.  The funding is part of a $715,000 incentive package by The Right Place, Inc., the City of Grand Rapids and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

“Managing growth is just as challenging as managing decline. However, with the assistance of The Right Place, MEDC, and the City of Grand Rapids, Proos Manufacturing is now able to start another exciting chapter of our 94-year history,” said Amy Proos, CEO. “The Right Place and MMTC-West have been valuable business partners in our company’s success. With their assistance, we continue to grow, create jobs, and invest in West Michigan.”

Proos Manufacturing was recently named Automotive Supplier of the Year at the 2014 Michigan International Auto Show. 

The company’s headquarters will remain at 1037 Michigan Street NE in Grand Rapids.

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