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DornerWorks invests in Grand Rapids HQ


A Grand Rapids-based electronics company is expanding and adding high-tech jobs.

DornerWorks is known for providing electronics and software engineering

services to the aerospace and defense industries. The company says its one of largest embedded engineering design services firms in the nation and it needs to expand its location at Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE.

DornerWorks will receive a $200,000 Michigan Strategic Fund high-tech grant to help pay for the $1.3 million investment. Regional economic development organization, The Right Place, along with the City of Grand Rapids helped make it happen.

The Right Place says, “The company has recently won multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, specifically with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Navy.”

Since DornerWorks opened its doors in 2000, it has been involved in a number of aerospace and defense projects utilizing in-demand, high-tech talent.

The $1.3 million expansion will also include adding 25 high-tech jobs.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.    

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.