Die Cad Group, Inc. to Expand into Greenville

Good news continues to come to the Greenville job market as Die Cad Group, Inc. recently announced its expansion into the city.  Headquartered at 3258 Clear Vista Ct. NE in Grand Rapids, Die Cad’s expansion into Greenville will add much needed capacity to support its aggressive growth plans.

Eric Icard, Business Development Manager with The Right Place in Grand Rapids, recently hired to cover the Greenville area, has worked extensively with Die Cad on determining the right site in Greenville.  The new location will be located at 106 S. Greenville West Dr. and will open December 1, 2014.

“These are the high wage jobs that are at the center of any economic development strategy,” says Icard.  Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gae Wolfe concludes, ““They will be a welcome addition to the Greenville market landscape.” 

Die Cad, entering its 20th year, specializes in the simulation and design of metal stamping line dies, transfer dies, progressive dies, and blank dies for the automotive, off-highway, furniture and white goods industries.  More information can be found at the company’s website: http://www.diecadgroup.com/

Bobbie Blanton, President of Die Cad Group states, “Greenville provided us access to the design talent we need to continue to grow our business and meet our customer’s needs.  We look forward to working with Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium (CAMWC), Montcalm Community College and the area K-12 educators to continue to develop the high level talent we need – some of whom we will train ourselves through an apprenticeship program.”

Current job openings can be found at www.mitalent.org – Job #’s 5243673 and 5243676.  Staff members at the Montcalm Service Center in Greenville – 114 S. Greenville West Dr., (616) 754-3611 – are ready to assist job seekers in utilizing the Pure Michigan Talent Connect (PMTC) in their job search.   

Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Business Services Manager with CAMWC concludes, “We’ve found that the PMTC (formerly the Michigan Talent Bank) is one of the most under-utilized resources in the State of Michigan.  I like to refer to it as the ‘Match.com’ for employers and employees.  Your Michigan Works! staff can assist both Employers AND Job Seekers in the best ways to make this system work best for you.  We certainly look forward to assisting Die Cad in meeting their hiring needs.”

About Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium (CAMWC)

Central Area Michigan Works! Consortium is this region’s workforce development agency, and covers 4 counties – Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm, and is funded by the State of Michigan.

About The Right Place, Inc.

The Right Place, Inc. is a regional non-profit economic development organization founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sector. Its mission is to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. For more information visit: www.rightplace.org

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