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Shapeways Holdings Expands Livonia, Michigan, Operations Complex

Shapeways Holdings, a provider of digital manufacturing services, plans to expand its operations in Livonia, Michigan. The $5.1 million project is expected to create 79 jobs.

“We are thrilled to be part of the manufacturing community in Michigan, and grateful for the warm welcome and support of the local community, the state government, and our customers and partners,” said Shapeways Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nied. “The strong manufacturing base and access to quality suppliers made Michigan an ideal choice for our expanded facility, and we look forward to creating more jobs and advancing digital marketing together.”

The project is being supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The city of Livonia also offered to provide staff time in support of the project and SEMCA Michigan Works! is prepared to assist the company in finding candidates for the newly created positions.

“The decision by Shapeways to expand its operations in Livonia underscores our state’s leadership in advanced manufacturing as well as the strength of our business climate and talented workforce,” noted MEDC Senior Vice President of Regional Prosperity Matt McCauley. “This project is a win for Southeast Michigan and for the entire state. We are grateful to Governor Whitmer, legislators from both parties, and local officials for their continued support for our programs that help make announcements like today’s possible. We appreciate the efforts of our local partners in creating high-skill jobs for our residents, and will continue working to win projects, invest in places and support our people as we encourage businesses of all sizes to make it in Michigan.”

Shapeways, Inc. is a global, 3D printing marketplace and service, publicly traded company. Users design and upload 3D printable files, and Shapeways prints the objects for them or others.

“The city of Livonia is excited to see the new jobs and investments that Shapeways has committed to our community,” said city of Livonia Planning and Economic Development Coordinator Jacob Uhazie. “Their decision to relocate to Livonia ensures that the city remains at the center of advancements in Industry 4.0 technologies.”

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