GRBJ: New Autocam Medical HQ To Generate Over 1MW of Clean Energy

A manufacturer made a clean energy investment totaling nearly $2 million at its new global headquarters in Kentwood.

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has installed roof-mounted solar power systems and a 1.5-acre solar farm at its new headquarters and manufacturing facility at Broadmoor and 36th streets.

The solar technology will generate over 1 megawatt of power at the 120,000-square-foot facility and will help the company with its goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing and recycling all materials.

“Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

Other clean energy initiatives with the new facility include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption.

Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants.

“It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said.

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SOLAR BUILDER MAGAZINE: Autocam Medical Makes Major Investment in Solar Power

Autocam Medical is a global contract manufacturer of medical equipment headquartered with a new headquarters in Kentwood, Mich., that will be powered by a near $2 million investment in solar and energy efficiency. The privately held company is starting with roof-mounted solar power systems and following that up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1 MW of power.

The West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said.

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BONEZONE: Autocam Medical Makes $2 Million Investment in Clean Technology

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer for the orthopedic industry, has invested nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan.

This initiative aligns with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing and recycling all materials. Autocam Medical will begin with roof-mounted solar power systems, and follow up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for its new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid.

Other initiatives include cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. The company is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

In addition to outfitting the site with the latest equipment, the company plans to continue expanding its workforce in an effort to further respond to its influx of business. Plans are in place to hire over 250 additional employees at Autocam Medical’s new site.

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SOLAR INDUSTRY: New Autocam Medical Global HQ To Feature Rooftop Solar Systems, 1 MW Solar Farm

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new global headquarters in Kentwood, Mich.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1 MW of power for the new headquarters.

“Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” says John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

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MIBIZ: Autocam Medical Invests in Clean Energy at Brand-New $60 Million HQ

Contract medical device manufacturer Autocam Medical Devices LLC is embracing a suite of clean energy products at its new 120,000-square-foot Kentwood headquarters, including a large solar installation and energy efficiency technologies.

Company officials last week announced nearly $2 million in clean energy investments at the new $60 million facility at Broadmoor Avenue and 36th Street. Those investments include a roof-mounted solar installation as well as a forthcoming 1.5-acre solar project with a capacity of more than 1 megawatt (MW).

“Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” founder and owner John Kennedy said in a statement.

The solar investment accompanies various energy-saving strategies, including cooling systems that capture heat from manufacturing processes. The company is considering similar efficiency strategies at its existing Kentwood facility.

“It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat,” Kennedy said. “The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16 percent.”

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NORTH AMERICAN CLEANENERGY: Autocam Medical’s New Global HQ To Be Powered by Clean Energy

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. This initiative is in alignment with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing, and recycling all materials. Through emerging technology and continuous improvement, the West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for the new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid. Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said. The company says it is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

The brand-new global headquarters and manufacturing facility is located at Broadmoor Street and 36th Street in Kentwood, Michigan. The 120,000 Sq. Ft. facility features state-of-the-art technology and equipment built to Autocam Medical specifications and proprietary processes and is equipped to accommodate its growing portfolio of medical manufacturing contracts.

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MORNINGSTAR: Autocam Medical Opens New HQ Featuring Rooftop Solar Systems, 1 MW Solar Farm

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. This initiative is in alignment with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing, and recycling all materials. Through emerging technology and continuous improvement, the West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for the new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid. Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said. The company says it is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

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Autocam Medical Constructs One of the Largest Solar Farms in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—(October 21, 2022)— Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. This initiative is in alignment with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing, and recycling all materials. Through emerging technology and continuous improvement, the West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for the new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid. Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said. The company says it is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

The brand-new global headquarters and manufacturing facility is located at Broadmoor Street and 36th Street in Kentwood, Michigan. The 120,000 Sq. Ft. facility features state-of-the-art technology and equipment built to Autocam Medical specifications and proprietary processes and is equipped to accommodate its growing portfolio of medical manufacturing contracts.

The company’s exponential growth is a reflection of its commitment to building a socially and economically sustainable business, as well. In addition to outfitting the site with the latest equipment, the company plans to continue expanding its workforce in an effort to further respond to its influx of business. In fact, they have already increased their staffing efforts significantly and plan to hire over 250 additional employees at the new site.

Kennedy attributes the company’s continued growth to its culture, which values “employees for what they bring in their heads, not necessarily their hands” and “strives to make everyone feel like they want to be part of the organization.”

The newly-constructed facility and innovative equipment installed at the site will not only enhance the company’s ability to serve a larger number of customers, but will also provide employees with the tools they need to solve problems and implement their ideas more efficiently.

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About Autocam Medical
Autocam Medical is a global contract manufacturer of precision-machined drill bits, drivers, screws, plates, cutting tools, and other complex, highly engineered surgical implants, instruments, and handpieces, as well as other device components. The company is a key supplier to the world’s leading Medical Device Manufacturers specializing in Orthopedics, Spine, Robotics, Ophthalmology, Vascular, ENT, General Surgical Equipment, and Diagnostics. They offer a value-added approach to high-precision manufacturing with specialties in CNC milling, turning and cutter grinding. The company has achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification and is an FDA registered facility. In addition to their facilities in Kentwood, Michigan, Autocam Medical has operations in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Warsaw, Indiana; Suzhou, China; and Indaiatuba, Brazil.

MARKETS INSIDER: Energy-Efficient Solar Farm To Help Power New Autocam Medical Site

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. This initiative is in alignment with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing, and recycling all materials. Through emerging technology and continuous improvement, the West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for the new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid. Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said. The company says it is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

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WGN: Autocam Medical’s New Global Headquarters To Feature 1MW Solar Farm

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million in clean technology at its new Global Headquarters in Kentwood, Michigan. This initiative is in alignment with the company’s overall goal of having zero impact on the environment by conserving, reusing, and recycling all materials. Through emerging technology and continuous improvement, the West Michigan company feels its infrastructure commitment to solar technology is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. “Although the goal of zero environmental impact is not new, looking at how to minimize the amount of electricity and using solar for generating energy is the next step forward for our company,” said John Kennedy, founder and owner of Autocam Medical.

The privately held company is investing heavily, starting with roof-mounted solar power systems, and following up with a 1.5-acre solar farm generating over 1MW of power for the new Kentwood Headquarters to reduce its carbon footprint and ease consumption on the power grid. Other initiatives include state-of-the-art cooling systems to capture manufacturing process heat and redirect it into climate control systems, further reducing power consumption. Kennedy said most people would be shocked if they knew how much the company spent on air conditioning in the plants. “It costs us lots of energy to get rid of the processed heat. The reclamation of heat alone will reduce our energy consumption by over 16%,” he said. The company says it is also presently investigating retrofitting its existing Kentwood manufacturing facility with the same energy efficiency strategies.

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