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Westwind, Renishaw to open new facility in Norton Shores

• May 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM

NORTON SHORES — A 52,000-square-foot manufacturing and engineering facility is scheduled to open in Norton Shores in early 2020.

A collaboration between Grand Haven-based Westwind and United Kingdom-based Renishaw — a global engineering technologies company — is making this state-of-the-art facility a reality.

Renishaw Metrology Fixturing Solutions of Grand Haven, part of the Renishaw Group since 2012, will move into the completed facility. Located at the corner of Grand Haven Road and Devin Drive, the new facility will reflect Renishaw’s global commitment to environmental responsibility by utilizing the latest technology in indoor air management, power distribution, as well as a 150-kilowatt solar array.

The facility will also feature staff dining, an outdoor patio area and on-site water features to further enhance the working environment.

“We are very excited to break ground on an exceptional new facility for the fixturing division of Renishaw,” said Drew Baker, general manager for Renishaw Metrology Fixturing Solutions. “This is a major investment in Western Michigan and expands Renishaw’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. Supporting both our current technology roadmap and future advanced engineering plans, this new facility provides a platform that will enable continued growth with high standards of manufacturing.” 

Renishaw will be expanding its team when it take up residence in the new facility, and the expansive facility allows room for the entire operation to double in the future, bringing more jobs to the Norton Shores area.

“We are very excited to showcase this exceptional project, born of collaboration between the teams at Renishaw, Bergmann, and Westwind, to produce such a high-functioning facility. The impact of our combined input has delivered an engineering and manufacturing space that is sure to set the standard,” said Mark Bonser, senior project manager for Westwind.

A groundbreaking is planned for May 21 from 9-11 a.m. at 5500 Grand Haven Road. The public is welcome to attend.

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