Grand Rapids, MI — The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that electronic and autonomous vehicle solution provider, Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, will be expanding its operations in Greater Grand Rapids. In addition to a capital investment of $8.69 million, the expansion will bring 269 new jobs to the area.
Founded in 2020, Gen3 is an engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain solution provider, headquartered in Grand Rapids with a primary focus on newly developed autonomous military and aerospace programs.
To accommodate the scale of its upcoming projects, Gen3 has a need to grow its West Michigan team to maintain and expand its capabilities in robotics systems development. Currently, Gen3 employs 26 people in West Michigan out of its current location at 285 Dodge NE in Comstock Park. The company is seeking to expand into a much larger facility in Kent County, which will result in the hire 269 additional employees.
“Our team is excited to begin taking on new opportunities as we continue growing in West Michigan,” said Gen3 Defense and Aerospace GM, Mark Wells. “We plan to continue in the high-tech robotics space, and we’ll need a strong, talented team to achieve that. We’re thankful for all of the support The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC provided to make this expansion a reality here in West Michigan.”
The Right Place worked closely with Gen3 and the MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region.
The MEDC is supporting the expansion with the approval of a $1,000,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The Right Place also connected Gen3 to workforce development resources at West Michigan Works! to aid with talent recruitment and training.
To view and apply for job openings at Gen3 Defense, visit mkbholdings.bamboohr.com/jobs/.