Hope Network Industries Grows its Footprint to Provide Work Skills for All
In the fall of 2016, Hope Network celebrated a milestone, replacing its tired Hope Network Industries (HNI) facility with a newer headquarters that will offer more space and job training opportunities for men and women who are ex-offenders, refugees, or facing barriers to employment.
“Our former building offered 83,000 square feet of space, and the new location boasts nearly double that,” said Hope CEO Phil Weaver. “Now, more than ever before, we’re highly equipped to serve as a dependable resource for people seeking to become self-reliant members of their communities.”
HNI is a highly sophisticated program that for more than four decades has provided a variety of contract packaging services and light industrial services in Grand Rapids, Cadillac and Big Rapids. As many as 200 adults are employed at any one time.
The new move, from Roger B. Chaffee Boulevard to the Aerotech Business Park at 4490 44th Street SE, is possible in part thanks to an ongoing relationship with Robert B. Grooters Development Co., which has a long history of serving disenfranchised populations.
“Our new facility is more than just a move,” Weaver said. “It’s a significant increase in space that will help us further grow this important community program, and hiring and equipping more people in the communities we serve.”
Hope Network Industries
Aerotech Business Park
4490 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
About Hope Network
Right now, more than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from physical, mental, or social barriers that impact the way they live. One million of them live in Michigan. That’s larger than the population of Detroit. A majority have fallen through the cracks and aren’t receiving the care they deserve. At Hope Network, we are advocates for those people.
For more than 50 years, Hope Network has provided neuro-rehabilitation, behavioral health, developmental, and support services that give people a chance to overcome life’s challenges. We do this because we believe every person was created to live life to the fullest.
Whether someone needs intensive therapy, a ride to an appointment, or any one of our many community support services, we’re ready to serve. The results are countless stories of recovery, restoration, and Hope.
For more information about Hope Network, visit www.hopenetwork.org