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Auto parts manufacturer to expand in Wyoming

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming auto parts manufacturer will expand and add 150 new jobs after incentives given today from the Michigan Business Development Program.

The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporartion announced the $475,000 in incentives Wednesday.  The Undercar Products Group, Inc. is investing $26 million in an expansion of their facililty at 4247 Eastern SE.

Undercar Products makes interior seat and windshield washer systems for the automotive industry. The expansion is expected to create 150 jobs over a three-year period. The company currently occupies 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its facility in Wyoming and will be expanding into an additional 90,000 square feet of their current building immediately to make room for their new equipment and employees.

Construction is set to begin in mid-2013 with production scheduled to begin late 2013.

Volunteers Get First Dibs on Sale Items!

Volunteers Get First Dibs on Sale Items!

Raise your hand if you love KDL’s summer reading program. Keep it up if you would like to help us raise much-needed dollars to keep this program strong and growing. We’re planning our first Book Bash and we need your help.

Book Bash — to be held April 27 and 28 – will include a giant warehouse book and media sale (more than 100,000 items), children’s book swap, collectible book sale, children’s activities, refreshment area, bookmobile and more.

"I would probably say it's close to a religion"

WYOMING (WZZM) -- Firearm deer season starts on November 15th, and some West Michigan businesses have already closed up shop to let their employees go hunting.

Around 750,000 hunters live in Michigan, and since November 15th falls on a Thursday, most hunters are taking two days off of work.

One last round in the Silver Bullet Firearms shooting range in Wyoming and Bruce Cameron is ready for real targets.

He's ready, along with 80 or so others he works with at an industrial supply company.

City of Wyoming Veteran's Day photo gallery

City of Wyoming Veteran's Day photo gallery

From the City of Wyoming - City Hall Facebook page:

Thanks to everyone who helped to put together this ceremony, and to those who spoke, performed, attended or participated in any other way.

Thanks also to our service people, we can't say that enough.

Veteran's Day Ceremony (31 photos)

KDL - Some Services Unavailable Tues. Nov. 13

On Tuesday, November 13, our patron database system will be upgraded. Unfortunately, this means that a host of our services will be unavailable during this “downtime.”

Library services that WILL NOT be available:

There is some good news! These services WILL still be available:

Veterans Day Deals

(WZZM) We have compiled this list of businesses, both local and national, that are offering specials to veterans on Veterans Day.  You are advised to check with the business BEFORE going there, as some national businesses may be subject to local manager's decisions or have other qualifying restrictions.  Also, different restaurants are asking for different means of identification. 

The list is compiled with deals on About.com and themillitarywallet.com and are only for businesses in West Michigan.

If you have a deal to be included for Veterans Day, please send it to news@wzzm13.com.

UPDATE: MSP names I-196 crash victim

UPDATE AT 2:05 P.M. (WZZM) -- Police are releasing the name of a man killed in an accident on the I-196 Ford Freeway.

Michigan State Police troopers say 35-year-old Robert Sanders of Grand Rapids was driving his 2007 Saturn Vue SUV westbound on I-196 when it abruptly left the roadway, entered the median and rolled over several times.  Sanders was ejected from the SUV and was killed.

Troopers say neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors in the crash.  Sanders was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  He was the only person in the SUV.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - One man was killed in a crash on I-196 westbound west of the Market exit.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. Friday.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was killed in the rollover. His was the only vehicle involved in the crash and he was the only person in the car.