West Michigan company opens $ 5.3 million industrial technology center

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Industrial technology and electrical services company Feyen Zylstra has opened a 20,000 square foot building in Walker, a $ 5.3 million facility the company will use to help customers navigate areas such as automation, connectivity and data collection.

The building, located at 3085 Walkent Drive NW, is the company’s second location in Walker, where the company is based. It includes offices, conference rooms and industrial laboratory space.

“The opening of FZ’s Industrial Tech Center aims to create spaces where engineers, developers and technicians can connect and collaborate to help manufacturers navigate Industry 4.0 and the digital revolution unfolding in factories in Michigan and the United States, ”said company CEO Nate Koetje. in a report.

The company’s work at the center will focus on helping mid-sized manufacturers with services such as automation, networking, software development and the “Internet of Things”. The Internet of Things is a term used to describe the connection of everyday devices to the Internet.

Feyen Zylstra received a business development grant of $ 570,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to help with the expansion. The 40-year-old company employs more than 700 people in seven offices in Michigan, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The expansion is expected to create 100 jobs.

“As the markets and industries we serve continue to grow and evolve, we intend to dominate the market by delivering the most innovative solutions,” said Koetje.

“As manufacturers attempt to reap the rewards of Industry 4.0, this expansion will allow us to provide specialized technical solutions to our rapidly expanding customer base. We are able to provide manufacturers with a simple roadmap and guide them through every step of the business – from increasing plant automation and improving connectivity to collection and delivery. data usage.


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