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Jireh Metal investing $1.56 million in City of Walker expansion

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Grandville-based manufacturer expanding operations in Kent County creating jobs.

Jireh Metal Products is a metal stamping company focused on the auto and furniture industries along with security and outdoor power equipment. The minority-owned business founded four decades ago is headquartered in Grandville. Planning its next expansion project, sites identified in Indiana and Ohio offered opportunities for growth.

With an assist from regional economic development organization The Right Place, Jireh has decided its best option for growth is in Kent County. In particular, an existing facility in the City of Walker. That’s where Jireh will invest $1.56 million in new equipment and create 50 new jobs.

The project is receiving a $200,0000 Michigan Economic Development grant.

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.