October 12, 2012

Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority – DC Manufacturing Expands in Grand Rapids

Cutsforth Manufacturing will break ground the fall of 2012 to begin construction of a new 9,800 sf manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids. The $2.07M project, being located on a portion of a shovel-ready certified site owned by the Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority (GREDA), will provide expanded manufacturing space benefitted by improved shipping/receiving access, reliable three-phase power and other site amenities. With this expansion, Cutsforth Manufacturing will continue to grow their employment in the community, planning to add several new employees over the next two years, once relocated to their new facility in the spring of 2013.

Since their establishment in 1990, Cutsforth Inc.’s innovative approach to design, fabrication and maintenance of brush holders, generator collector rings, other related components of large turbine generators and other auxiliary equipment have cultivated a solid reputation for the company and an extensive national and international client base made up of many of the world’s largest power companies.

With assistance from GREDA in; architectural pre-design/cost estimating, site selection and acquisition, grant request preparation and administration, coordination with IRRRB and other funding sources, and tax abatement consideration, Dave Cutsforth, co-owner and founder of the company, had this to say, “Choosing to expand and build a new building at a time when the present economic conditions in our country seem so unstable was not an easy decision. We were blessed that GREDA was able to give us the support needed to make the project feasible, and we are pleased to build at this location as we believe it is one more thing that will help us attract and keep high quality employees. All we can say is a big “THANK YOU” to Rob Mattei and his team.”

“GREDA and the City of Grand Rapids are very excited to have Cutsforth Manufacturing locate their expansion in our community” said Rob Mattei, Community Development Director and GREDA Executive Director. “Their company is as a brilliant example of the entrepreneurial spirit we seek to foster. In the coming years, we hope to be working with them on their next expansion.”