OPS Solutions is making the move from Northville to Novi to make room for its growing staff. The industrial-automation company also recently struck a deal with the Michigan Economic Development Corp
to expand its office by 25 people within three years.
The 6-year-old firm has hired four people in the last year, expanding its staff to six. The company expects to continue hiring in 2013.
"We're growing aggressively," says Chris Bala, vice president of sales & marketing for OPS Solutions
. "We certainly expect our growth to beat that goal by a healthy margin."
OPS Solutions is launching a new visual guiding system that directs workers using visual display features anywhere on a work station surface. The intention is to improve quality, productivity, and training efficiency.
"We call it a visual work-flow system," Bala says. "It's applicable to many different industries in Metro Detroit."
OPS Solutions is investing approximately $268,000 and, as a result, has been awarded a Michigan Business Development performance-based grant of $400,000. The city of Novi is offering support to the project including city and county staff time, use of public facilities for meetings and other support.
Source: Chris Bala, vice president of sales & marketing for OPS Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke
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