MLIVE: Autocam Medical Plans $60M Expansion, Hiring 250 People

Autocam Medical is building a new plant near the corner of Broadmoor Avenue SE and 36th Street, a $60 million investment that’s expected to result in 250 new jobs by 2024.

John Kennedy, the medical device company’s president and CEO, said the plant is needed to meet increased demand for Autocam’s products, which are created for some of the nation’s leading medical companies including Stryker and Johnson & Johnson.

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FOX 17: $60M Expansion at Autocam Medical to Create 250 New Jobs

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, will invest $60 million through 2024 to expand its manufacturing footprint and capability in West Michigan.

A new facility in Kentwood will make products that improve customers’ health, according to a news release Thursday.

The new, 100,000-square-foot facility and global headquarters will be located on Broadmoor and 36th Street, housing state-of-the-art equipment and technology built to Autocam Medical specifications and proprietary processes.

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MIBIZ: Autocam Medical Plans New $60M Headquarters and Production Facility

Autocam Medical Devices LLC plans to invest $60 million over the next three years to expand production capacity in West Michigan.

The producer of surgical and medical components and devices expects to build a new 100,000-square-foot global headquarters and production facility at Broadmoor Avenue and 36th Street in Kentwood. Autocam Medical is working Grand Rapids-based AMDG Architects Inc. to design the facility. Pioneer Construction Co., also of Grand Rapids, will handle the build-out.

The company expects the expansion will create an additional 250 jobs. Autocam Medical has already started hiring and expects to increase its recruiting efforts significantly over the next year.

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FOX17: Autocam Medical Building New $60M Site in Kentwood

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, will invest $60 million through 2024 to expand its manufacturing footprint and capability in West Michigan.

A new facility in Kentwood will make products that improve customers’ health, according to a news release Thursday.

The new, 100,000-square-foot facility and global headquarters will be located on Broadmoor and 36th Street, housing state-of-the-art equipment and technology built to Autocam Medical specifications and proprietary processes.

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Autocam Medical Building New $60 Million Site in West Michigan

KENTWOOD, MI—(June 2, 2021) — Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that it is investing $60 million through 2024 to expand its manufacturing footprint and capability in West Michigan. This new facility will continue to serve its customers by making products that improve people’s health.

This investment includes a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and global headquarters located on Broadmoor and 36th Street in Kentwood, which will house state-of-the-art equipment and technology built to Autocam Medical specifications and proprietary processes. The new plant expansion is expected to create 250 jobs in West Michigan and they’ve already started hiring and expect to increase their hiring efforts significantly over the next year.

Autocam Medical has grown dramatically in West Michigan over the last five years, doubling its revenue and employment in the Kentwood location. The company made the choice to continue expanding in West MI because of the availability of a skilled workforce. Autocam Medical’s President and CEO, John C. Kennedy, cited the availability of highly qualified candidates as a critical factor in the decision to stay in West Michigan. “We decided to locate this new plant in West Michigan because even in a tight labor market, we have been able to find highly qualified team members. We believe the workforce here has allowed us to develop advanced technology that brings cost effective solutions to our customers, therefore enabling us to be among the best medical device contract manufacturers in the world,” added Kennedy.

The company plans to add skilled machinists, engineers, and technicians. Most of these positions will be hourly, and the company provides training opportunities to all associates. The average hourly associate at Autocam Medical earns nearly $58,000 annually plus benefits, including quarterly incentives, a generous 401K match of $3,000, and a premium-free health plan that rewards employees for positive lifestyle choices. Additionally, employees can expect a pristine, air-conditioned environment outfitted with leading-edge equipment, as well as a culture that trusts and respects every individual.

“We have built the company around the value of investing in our people and their growth. The company’s success is due to the knowledge that the employees bring to Autocam Medical every day,” said Kennedy. In addition to the comprehensive compensation package offered by the company, employees are encouraged to continue their education and training with Autocam Medical’s training partners, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, and Western Michigan University.

“We are excited about our expansion here in West Michigan and appreciate our partnership with the City of Kentwood in making Kentwood attractive for this investment,” said Kennedy. The new facility will be ready for occupancy in January of 2022. The company will continue to operate its existing manufacturing facility in Kentwood and plans to use its current headquarters for Area Improvement Team (AIT) activities that focus on continuous improvement.

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; Suzhou, China and Indaiatuba, Brazil.

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MIDWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS: Federal Grants Reinforce Autocam Medical’s Investment in Skilled Workforce

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, has announced that it will benefit from two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, the GoingPro Talent Fund and the One Workforce for West Michigan Project.

The GoingPro Talent Fund assists in the training, developing and retaining of current and newly hired employees. The One Workforce for West Michigan Project is a collaborative effort designed to help the unemployed or underemployed gain in-demand manufacturing skills with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

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MANUFACTURING NEWS: Funding Enhances Autocam Medical’s Efforts to Invest in Skilled Workers

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, has announced that it will benefit from two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, the GoingPro Talent Fund and the One Workforce for West Michigan Project.

The GoingPro Talent Fund assists in the training, developing and retaining of current and newly hired employees. The One Workforce for West Michigan Project is a collaborative effort designed to help the unemployed or underemployed gain in-demand manufacturing skills with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

“We take pride in the supportive work environment we offer,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s Human Resource Manager. “These grants will amplify our ability to offer even more of the type of training that leads to credentialed and transferable skills that are valued by our industry.”

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GRBJ: Autocam Medical Commits to GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

Autocam Medical said it will hire up to 10 young people as part of the city of Grand Rapids’ GRow1000 summer job program.

The Kentwood-based maker of precision, surgical and medical components and devices said Tuesday that it will participate in the GRow1000 Employment Program. First introduced by the city of Grand Rapids in 2020, the summer program aims to provide 1,000 young people with paid work experience.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to help mentor Grand Rapids’ next generation of talent,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s human resource director. “We hope that participants walk away from this experience with the fundamental skills needed to be productive members of the workforce, as well as a greater understanding of the exciting career opportunities that are available right here in Grand Rapids.”

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FOX17: Autocam Medical Supports GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

Autocam Medical announced their participation in the GRow1000 Employment Program Wednesday. First introduced by the City of Grand Rapids in 2020, the summer program aims to provide 1,000 young people with paid work experience.

Under GRow1000 Grand Rapids, adults ages 16-24 can receive 120 hours of on-the-job experience and up to $2,000 from June 14 to July 23, Autocam Medical reports.

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Autocam Medical Participates in GRow1000 Young Adult Employment Initiative

KENTWOOD, MI—(APRIL 27, 2021)—Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices, announced today that they are participating in the GRow1000 Employment Program again this year. First introduced by the City of Grand Rapids in 2020, the summer program aims to provide 1000 young people with paid work experience.

Autocam Medical is one of more than 45 area businesses and organizations that have agreed to mentor young adults and introduce them to real-world work environments. In addition to the 120 hours of on-the-job experience they will receive, participants will have the opportunity to earn between $1600 and $2000 over six weeks from June 14th to July 23rd.

Applicants must be residents of the City of Grand Rapids, be eligible to work in the United States, and be between the ages of 15 and 24 as of June 14th to participate in the program. Those hoping for placement with Autocam Medical, however, must be 18 to 24 years old.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to help mentor Grand Rapids’ next generation of talent,” said Kristy White, Autocam Medical’s Human Resource Director. “We hope that participants walk away from this experience with the fundamental skills needed to be productive members of the workforce, as well as a greater understanding of the exciting career opportunities that are available right here in Grand Rapids,” she added.

Young people interested in participating in the program must apply by April 30th through the City of Grand Rapids Web site: www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Programs-and-Initiatives/GRow1000/Youth-Applicants . Mandatory paid training begins on May 18th.

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. Clients are involved with instruments and devices used in procedures including the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, as well as ophthalmology and craniomaxillofacial procedures. The company offers 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. They also have facilities in the U.S., China, and Brazil.
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