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For West Michigan manufacturers who are struggling both to find workers and to keep up with order volumes, the recent federal tax reform offers some welcome news.

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Manufacturers in West Michigan have turned to automation in recent years to get jobs done quicker and cheaper, and their investments in the technology shows no signs of slowing down.

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As the automotive industry pursues cutting-edge technological breakthroughs in autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, West Michigan suppliers must ensure they’re not left behind. 

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The Tier-1 automotive supplier of automatic dimming rear view mirrors, automotive electronics and other components grew revenues by 11 percent to $389.8 million compared to the same period the year before, according to its earnings report for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30. Gentex increased earnings per diluted share 8 percent to 27 cents in its third quarter, compared to earnings per diluted share of 25 cents in 2014.

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While sales were up for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. (Nasdaq: GNTX), the automotive supplier reported lower profit margins and net income based on market and customer fluctuations. Meanwhile engineering and R&D expenditures rose along with the the company’s cash on hand, suggesting that new products and acquisitions could be in the company’s future.

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The executive leadership at Zeeland-based Tier-1 automotive supplier Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is changing.

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Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ: GNTX) closed its fourth quarter with single-digit sales growth compared to 2013 and projects high-single digit to low-double digit growth for the 2015 calendar, according to earning results released Jan. 28.

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