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The Right Place supports creation of 45 medical device jobs

Manufacturing Group | July 24, 2014

W. Michigan-based Medbio Inc. is undergoing a 20,000 square foot expansion in Cascade as part of a $3.39 million project.

The Right Place supports creation of 45 medical device jobs

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc., along with its local and state partners, today announced a new West Michigan economic development project that will bring 45 new jobs and nearly $3.39 million to the region. 

Medbio Inc.
Headquartered at 5346 36th Street SE in Cascade Township, Medbio Inc. is a contract manufacturer specializing in injection molding, assembly, and packaging for the medical device and biotechnology industries. 

Medbio is receiving a $180,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) under the Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP) to help the company expand its Grand Rapids area operation and support new business growth and demand. 

The project will result in a capital investment of $3.39 million and the creation of 45 jobs. The company will expand its existing facility by 20,000ft2; 12,000ft2 for manufacturing space and 8,000ft2 for warehousing. The expanded campus will be 55% larger to accommodate future growth.

Cascade Charter Township is supportive of the expansion and is anticipated to provide local support in the form of a P.A. 198 property tax abatement.

“We are very excited about our upcoming expansion that will provide us room to continue our growth,” said Chris Williams, president and CEO, Medbio. “The entire Medbio team always works together to deliver quality service and value. Our customer base is growing in both sheer numbers and revenue, allowing us to create jobs locally. “The Right Place, MEDC and Cascade Township have been integral to our success and provide the support a local business needs to flourish.”

“Medbio’s expansion announcement reinforces the strength of the growing medical device industry in West Michigan,” said Birgit Klohs, president and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “With life sciences and medical device manufacturing as a part of The Right Place’s three-year strategic plan, we are pleased to work with the MEDC and Cascade Township to continue Medbio’s success here in the region.”

Medbio plans to begin the expansion immediately. Hiring will be ongoing, and interested job seekers may apply directly to Medbio by submitting resumes to, hr@medbioinc.com

With this latest economic development project, The Right Place, working with its local and state partners, has generated $87.8 million in capital investment and assisted in the creation of 1,024 jobs in West Michigan in 2014.

Source: The Right Place Inc.

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