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Grand Rapids company invests $100 million in Caledonia Twp. expansion

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing is expanding in Caledonia Township.

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, or GRAM, is a contract manufacturer of sterile pharmaceutical injectables. The new expansion site is near 68th Street and Patterson Avenue and will bring about 100 new jobs to the community.

“So this new facility is a brand new building. We’re building adjacent, right next to our existing site there, and that’s to meet that demand on a pre-filled syringe and cartridge capacity.”

The company played a major role during the COVID-19 pandemic when it manufactured doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for two years at the request of the U.S. government.

“It was quite an honor. Talk about being on a mission to serve, trying to save lives, millions of lives at that time, and we made over 100 million doses of the J & J COVID vaccine.”

The new building near M-6 is currently under construction and will be the company’s third new facility to open in the past five years.

“We’ve invested close to $300 million so far. This investment will be over another $100 million, and so we’ve invested a significant amount of money into facilities and new equipment, into people, into process, and when you do all that, the industry now recognizes that GRAM is a significant player.”

The new facility is expected to be completed in 2025.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
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