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Packaging Compliance Labs Expands Kentwood, Michigan, Operations

Packaging Compliance Labs, a medical device packaging engineering and testing firm, plans to invest $2.57 million and expand its operations in Kentwood, Michigan.

The company specializes in assisting global medical device manufacturers in speeding new medical devices to market while maintaining regulatory compliance to FDA and international requirements, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

According to company officials, PCL is also heavily invested in the training and development of its employees with its implementation of PCL “University” to put employees in a position for upward mobility. As a result, PCL has been awarded a $135,000 Jobs Ready Michigan program performance-based grant.

The Jobs Ready Michigan program was designed to provide grants for business expansion and location projects that lead to job creation and investments in Michigan that have a demonstrated training need, particularly in pursuing new opportunities for high-tech, high-demand, and high-wage jobs. The Right Place has offered staff time and resources in support of the project.

“PCL has worked closely with the The Right Place, MEDC and several other local organizations since our inception in 2014. We are grateful to have these support systems available in our community,” said Packaging Compliance Labs President Matthew Lapham. “This grant is another example of the great resources offered to small businesses here in Grand Rapids.”

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