Wynright opens new Grand Rapids office

Latest expansion adds to company’s ability to create and deliver solution-based material handling systems nationally while providing local sales and support.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 16, 2013 - MMH Editorial

Citing the rapid growth of its business, Wynright Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb and a leading U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, today announced the opening of a new office in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

The office, located at 701 3 Mile Road NW, Walker, Michigan, will expand Wynright’s solution-based engineering and product design capabilities, particularly in goods-to-person automation, as well as provide local sales and support to the company’s growing list of retail and other clients.

“As our retail customers move deeper into multi-channel distribution, there is a growing need for automated system solutions,” said Gordon Hellberg, executive vice president, sales at Wynright. “The engineers who will operate out of this office have a specialized knowledge of these advanced channels of distribution and deep experience in implementing them. Opening a new office in this area demonstrates our continuing commitment to the unique, solution-based approach we bring to our clients.”

Among the primary factors in selecting this location are its easy access by car or air travel for clients and employees, and the wealth of nearby engineering talent. The office is centrally located off the I-96 expressway just west of Grand Rapids, placing it only 10 minutes from downtown as well as the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Western Michigan University, Michigan Tech and Grand Valley University are all within an easy drive, providing a deep talent pool from which to draw. Initially, six employees will work from this office, although Hellberg expects to double that number within the next year.

“The opening of this office continues Wynright’s commitment to hiring the best people and allowing them to live where they want,” Hellberg says. “Rather than centralizing all functions, or requiring that everyone in a department work in the same space, we have offices all over the Midwest that house employees in multiple functional areas. There is a tremendous quality of life in Grand Rapids, which the people we’re bringing in value. This office will allow them to continue to enjoy it while helping our clients solve their most pressing omnichannel distribution issues.”



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