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Andronaco Industries relocates subsidiary to City of Kentwood creating dozens of jobs

Andronaco Industries front of building

A global manufacturer is clustering a number of its subsidiary companies in West Michigan. One of them, Conley Composites, is relocating to Kentwood investing millions of dollars creating dozens of new jobs.

Andronaco Industries, manufacture of high performance fluoropolymer and composite products and technologies, is growing its portfolio of subsidiaries clustered in the City of Kentwood. It’s relocating Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Conley Composites there bringing the number to four.

Ron Andronaco is president and CEO of Andronaco Industries. As he explains it, “The decision to relocate Conley Composites to the same area as our other manufacturing subsidiaries made logistical sense for our company.”

The company is investing $3.3 million renovating a 30,000 square foot building located at 4544 Broadmoor Avenue where it will continue manufacturing fiberglass pipe, fittings and valves. The expansion allows for the creation of 64 jobs.

Regional nonprofit economic development organization, The Right Place, assisted with the relocation and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has approved a $320,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

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.