Grand Rapids robotics and automated production technology firm expanding adding dozens of jobs

Jan 29, 2018

Axis Company
Credit Axis Company

Axis Company builds robotic automation and assembly equipment. As the economy grows and demand for its products increases leadership had a decision to make; expand in Grand Rapids or look outside the state for a new, second location.

The temptation was to move closer to one of its major out-of-state customers. Instead, Axis will stay in Kent County. It plans to invest $4 million at a location to be determined and over the next three years, add 50 high-tech jobs.

When regional nonprofit economic development organization, The Right Place, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation built a business case that included the MEDC approving a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The Michigan New Jobs Training Program is also pledging $125,000.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.