Cascade Engineering Inc. is investing $2.8 million in its Cascade Renewable Energy division, and expects to hire up to 183 more people for the unit during the next five years.
The investment also expands the Grand Rapids-based Cascade beyond its traditional injection molding operations to add engineering, assembly and installation of solar power cells. CRE also builds small wind turbines, made with blades injection molded by Cascade.
“We want to be the leader in distributed renewable energy,” said spokeswoman Samia Brown. “Wind is not always the best solution all of the time, and solar is not always ...