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Proos Manufacturing Under New Ownership

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Proos Manufacturing has announced the completion of the company's sale to Bryan Howard. In addition to the sale, Proos also made public its plans to increase manufacturing capacity and add jobs.

Howard takes over the role of owner and CEO from Amy Proos, who has been with the company for 37 years and was the third generation and first women CEO and owner of the nearly 100-year-old company.

Howard joined Proos in 2015 as General Manager and became President in 2017. He has 20 years of experience across a range of manufacturing disciplines including operations, quality control and business development. "Since taking over many of Proos' development functions, the company has seen continued growth in both sales and profitability, including additional sales of $10 million through the third quarter of 2018," said a Proos spokesperson.

Proos will remain part of the company's leadership and will influence corporate wide initiatives that focus on growth and operational improvements.

"Through initiatives set in place by Amy, the company has become a leading provider of manufacturing and engineering solutions for the material handling, automotive, industrial and office furniture industries," said Howard.

The facility expansion includes the purchase of an existing 60,000 sq. ft. facility at 2140 Oak Industrial Drive, where it will relocate its office and assembly functions, while increasing manufacturing at its current location.

In recent years, Proos has diversified its product and service offerings, from being a stamping facility for the auto parts industry to providing engineering services, sheet metal fabrication, welding and wire harness assemblies to multiple industries throughout the United States.

"It is an exciting time in manufacturing," said Howard. "Our team has paid close attention to market trends and made adjustments where necessary. In this industry, it is important to diversify and be able to offer products and services for multiple industries."

For more information contact:

Proos Manufacturing

2555 Oak Industrial Dr. NE a,

Grand Rapids, MI 49505


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