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Electronics maker creating 82 jobs
An electronics manufacturer in the area is planning to create 82 jobs.
Amphenol Borisch Technologies is investing $3.7 million into its headquarters in Kentwood, at 4511 E. Paris Ave. SE, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, or MEDC, said today.
The Kentwood headquarters is comprised of two buildings totaling 95,000 square feet, including an assembly plant and a machine shop.
The company will renovate space in its existing facility that was decommissioned four years ago after sending a significant number of jobs to its Nogales, Mexico facility.
The company will also spend $3 million on new machinery and equipment.
Competing locations for the project included Mesa, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico.
The company builds electromechanical assemblies, circuit cards and cable harnesses, among other parts.
The headquarters employs nearly 200 people, including employees in program management, supply chain, quality, engineering and business development.
Amphenol Borisch Technologies employs more than 400 people across locations in Michigan, Arizona, Canada and Mexico.
The Grand Rapids-based economic development nonprofit The Right Place is assisting the company with the project.
MEDC awarded the project a $410,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.