Grand Rapids-based medical device manufacturer, Firstronic,
has announced plans to invest $2.45 million in building renovations, machinery and equipment at its Michigan Street headquarters.
With this investment, the company also announced it will be adding 110 full-time jobs (with benefits). The positions will range from engineers and technicians to entry-level electronic assembly operators and skilled hand solderers.
This announcement follows a successful collaboration between The Right Place, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the City of Grand Rapids, which approved a $300,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for Firstronic.
John Sammut, president, says the growth is a direct result of the firm's ability to compete on a global stage. "We won contracts against direct competition with offshore companies. In fact, much of the revenue from these contracts will be from our products being exported to Mexico, China, India, and Korea."
Sammut also credits their highly automated advanced manufacturing process, commitment to quality, and highly skilled workforce as being key to their global competitive advantage.
Firstronic provides advanced electronics manufacturing services and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, industrial and medical device
To learn more about the open positions at Firstronic, you can visit their site here.
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor