Gentex Corporation: A Growing Company
Gentex Corporation is a global, high technology electronics company that is managed by engineers and others who understand the freedom and discipline that’s required to run an entrepreneurial company. Gentex is vertically integrated in highly automated electronics, CMOS camera development and manufacturing, vacuum coatings, and glass bending and fabrication. Gentex operates seven facilities in the Zeeland area and employees 3,500 people.
With rapidly increasing demand for their products, Gentex was in need of a major expansion. Though preferring to remain concentrated in Zeeland, the company was considering out-of-state locations to be closer to customers. Gentex approached Lakeshore Advantage for assistance.
In partnership with the City of Zeeland and the State of Michigan, a comprehensive incentive package was offered to encourage the expansion to occur in Zeeland, Michigan. As a result, Gentex is now investing $160 million, adding 300,000 square feet of building space, and hiring 1,100 new employees.