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West Michigan Automotive Supplier Award to be Presented at Charity Spectacular Preview

West Michigan Automotive Supplier Award to be Presented at Charity Spectacular Preview



Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association

to Recognize West Michigan Automotive Supplier


Award Ceremony Scheduled for Wednesday, January 30

During the Annual Michigan International Auto Show


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association (GRNCDA) will present its eighth annual “Celebration of Innovation: Automotive Supplier of the Year” award at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30 during a VIP reception prior to the Charity Spectacular Preview for the 21st Annual Michigan International Auto Show, with presenting sponsor Gentex Corporation.* The Celebration of Innovation award recognizes West Michigan automotive suppliers for their ingenuity associated with a new product or technique.


“This award provides our Grand Rapids area dealers the opportunity to highlight creative designs, which improve quality, safety, or performance,” says George Sharpe Jr., GRNCDA president.  “It brings attention to the innovative manufacturing processes, new designs and products that have a significant, positive impact in the automotive industry.”


Companies in Kent, Ottawa, Ionia, Allegan and Muskegon counties are eligible for the award. A selection committee from GRNCDA then met to review the nominees and select the “Automotive Supplier of the Year.”


“I am always in awe of the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative companies that live here in our home-town,” says Sharpe. “These companies are developing the latest technologies that make vehicles all around the globe more stylish, efficient and safe.”


The Charity Spectacular Preview benefits the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and is held from 6:00-9:30 pm on Wednesday, January 30. Tickets are available for $150 online at https://give.helendevoschildrens.org/Autoshow or at the door that evening.

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* A follow up release about the award, along with photos, will be available shortly after the presentation.