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Auto supplier plans 50 jobs after $2M investment

November 1, 2013
| By Pete Daly |
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Auto supplier plans 50 jobs after $2M investment
A shot of seat-frame welding at Grand Rapids-based Gill Industries. Photo via fb.com

An auto supplier is planning to hire about 50 new employees in the next 90 days after it made a $2-million investment in equipment.

Grand Rapids-based Gill Industries is a maker of precision assemblies and modules for the automotive, multi-use vehicle and furniture industries.

The company said the new employees will develop headrest mechanisms and seat frames for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and GMC Acadia.

"The automotive industry is humming now, and our approach to developing innovative products has enabled Gill to win new business," said Frank Jesensek, director of operations at Gill.

The new jobs will range from skilled maintenance and robotic technicians to quality control and entry-level assembly.

To ramp up for increased production, Gill Industries recently made a $2-million investment in robotic welders, a CNC tube bender and automated measuring equipment.

The company is part of Gill Holdings, a family owned business founded in 1964. It has manufacturing and development centers in the U.S., Europe, India, Mexico, China and Korea.

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