$3.1 million investment at 2 locations will result in 75 new skilled jobs
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (11/08/17) – The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that locally-based Service Express will expand its West Michigan presence by making enhancements to a current location and establishing a second location at 3855 Sparks Drive in Grand Rapids.
The company is investing $3.1 million to build out its new 40,000 SF headquarters location on Sparks Drive and update its current 75,000 SF Broadmoor Avenue location, which includes expanding training facilities.
The company, which is forecasting aggressive growth in the coming years, expects to fill 75 positions over the next three years. Currently the company employs 175 people locally and more than 400 worldwide.
Founded in 1993, Service Express maintains multiplatform data center equipment for hospitals, manufacturing plants, universities, banks, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies and other mid-to-large companies nationwide.
The MEDC is supporting the expansion effort with the approval of a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
“We are excited to add 75 new positions to our Grand Rapids headquarters,” said Service Express president and chief executive officer Ron Alvesteffer. “The key to our success is truly hiring the right people. With the right Michigan tech talent, we can count on that support for the continued growth and success of our customers, our employees and our company.”
The Right Place worked with the company in collaboration with the MEDC to assist the company’s local growth versus out of state possibilities.
“Service Express has 40 locations in 20 states, but it is committed to expanding its operations here in the Grand Rapids area,” said Jennifer Wangler, senior business development manager, The Right Place. “The company has indicated that they need to invest heavily in recruiting and retaining tech talent and the greater Grand Rapids workforce provides Service Express with access to those talented tech professionals.
About The Right Place, Inc.
The Right Place, Inc. is a regional nonprofit economic development organization founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sector. Its mission is to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. For more information visit: www.rightplace.org.
About Service Express
Service Express is a leading Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) provider of hardware support for data center infrastructure focused on mission-critical server, storage and network equipment. In addition to post-warranty maintenance, Service Express also offers hardware system solutions, sales and upgrades, OS support, information technology asset recovery and data center relocation services. Founded in 1993, Service Express maintains multiplatform data center equipment for hospitals, manufacturing plants, universities, banks, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies and other mid to-large companies nationwide. For more information about Service Express, visit www.serviceexpress.com.