Shape Corp. Announces New President

We are pleased to announce that Mark White will take over as the company’s president, effective October 1, following the retirement of former president, Bob Currier. Read More

Celebrating 4 Years Injury-Free, Tech Center

Accountability, awareness and dedication helped the Tech Center team celebrate four years of being injury-free on Saturday, September 10. Read More

Comstock Facility Goes for Gold

In August 2016 the Shape Corp. Comstock Facility was awarded the MIOSHA Gold award from the Consultation Education and Training (CET) division. Read More

Technology, Tesla and More: MIBiz Roundtable

Technology, autonomous vehicles, Tesla and more were brought up at MiBiz's automotive roundtable with local executives. Read More

Connecting with the Next Workforce: FuturePrep’D

Seven middle school students arrived at Shape last week, most unaware of what we produce, but ready to take on a challenge. FuturePrep’D is a program ran through Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, that challenges students to get out into the “real-world” and solve problems Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Giving Back at Coast Guard’s Kids Day

Shape associates headed out to the Coast Guard Festival on Tuesday, August 2 to help volunteer. The purchasing and packaging departments took the day to volunteer at Kid’s Day. Read More

We are Thinkers, Believers and Doers

We are Thinkers. We are Believers. We are Doers. Read More

Stampings Earns Distinctive Community Award

Shape’s Stampings facility includes: 110 associates, 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 10 stamping presses, 18 welders and produces more than 400 different parts. On June 15, they added the 2016 Business Recognition Award to their identity, in acknowledgement of having a significant impact in the Spring Lake community. Read More

Showcasing our Innovation to the University of Michigan

We’re known for our innovation, complex designs and flawless execution. Learn who visited and toured our facilities last week. Read More

Leading the Pack: Shape China Earns Three Customer Awards

With over 400 suppliers, only 32 were recognized for outstanding service. See what awards we won from NCIC's annual supplier award ceremony. Read More

Unanimous Vote: Shape is the Most Innovative

What makes us innovative? Read more about how we used our roll forming capabilities to make seating structures for Tesla. Read More

Shape’s FuturePrep’D Students Take Home Scholarships

After 14 weeks of deep problem solving, students from Grand Haven and Spring Lake High School presented their findings at the annual FuturePrep’d Academy final event. Read More

Sharing for Global Success

With our formal Shape Production System for Leaders class (an immersive three week training program for leaders in the organization) in place in the United States, we've now launched the program in our other regions. Learn more about what continuous improvement means for us and how we're getting better everyday. Read More

MIOSHA Takes Notice of Our Best Safety Practices

2015 was our safest years to date, and even MIOSHA took notice. Take a look at what we use to enhance safety while trouble-shooting equipment. Read More

Living United: The Verplank Family

Living United runs through the Shape Family. Our founders, Gary and Midge Verplank, along with their family was honored and awarded at last week's Greater Ottawa County United Way's Celebration evening. Read More

Leadership is Everywhere

Shape Professionals kicked off it's first event of the year on Friday: a professional development session geared towards leadership at Shape. Read More

Breaking Ground in Athens

Last Friday, we celebrated the expansion into the Southern U.S, in Athens, Alabama. Read More

Global Leadership Development Program

Our training and development program was recently featured in Training Magazine. Read more about what we're doing to develop the next generation of leaders at Shape. Read More

Higher than Ever Before

Getting onto Training Top 125 list is no easy feat. Companies are graded on training programs, metrics, human resources, training infrastructure and more. See where we ranked in 2016. Read More

Shape China: Coming Out on Top

Over 600 suppliers make products for DFL, a major Chinese manufacturer and Shape China earned the top supplier award for the year. Read More

Jingle All the Way

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Shape jingled all the way... Oh what fun it was to play in the annual Jingle Bell Parade! Take a look at our float that was featured in the annual Jingle Bell Parade! Read More

Taking On a New Way of Recruiting

After a special visit from the Michigan Manufacturing Association, they decided to highlight Shape as their December Member Spotlight. However, it wasn't about our world-class roll forming or the variety of products we make, it was how we recruit the best talent in West Michigan. Read More

Shape Earns Honorable Nissan Award

Nissan held their 2015 Annual Supplier Conference on October 28 and 29 in Franklin, Tennessee. Shape was honored to be a part of the celebration and to be awarded the Nissan Monozukuri Spirit Award. Read More

Shape’s Leading Vision

Whether it’s short or long-term goals, or even strategic decisions about future expansion, our vision guides Shape’s future. See where we've been, where we are and where we're going. Read More

Diversified Business Unit Goes for Gold

Out of 103 suppliers at Herman Miller’s Supplier Day event, only eight were recognized as a Gold Supplier and Shape was one of them. Read More

Shape Corp. Hosts Manufacturing Day Event

The public perception of manufacturing careers in the automotive industry is threatened. Shape Corp. is participating in national Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2 with plant tours for local students to help improve that perception and expand their knowledge of manufacturing careers. Read More

Middle School Students Help Shape’s Honda Team

Students from a local school district spent their week at Shape to help our Honda team solve a problem. Read More

Unique Partnership to Excel Leadership Training

As we continue to grow, developing our leadership skills has been one of our main focuses. Read more about our unique partnership. Read More

Shape Czech Earns Best Employer in Pilsen

With set criteria, standards and a thorough evaluation, Shape Czech was named Pilsen's Best Employer for 2015! Shape Czech applied to participate in a global employer contest that ranks employers based on several pieces of criteria. See how Shape stood above the rest. Read More

Celebrating a Healthy Enviroment

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. Here at Shape, we’re doing our part to make a positive impact on the community around us. Read More

Unique Career Fair Draws Potential Shape Family

"Don't be a llama, come to Shape!"-This playful slogan helped draw in potential Czech Shape Family members. Read More

Shape Accepts Honorable Haworth Supplier Award

Teamwork, innovation and dedication: the recipe for success that led to the diversified business unit obtaining an award from Haworth. Read More

Shape is a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!

Shape is proud to be partnering with Lakeshore Toys for Tots and helping make a difference in several children’s lives this Christmas season. Please join us in our mission and drop off a toy or two to one of Shape’s many locations, and help spread Christmas cheer to those in need. Read More

Congratulations to Shape’s Newest Apprentices

Thirteen Shape associates have recently gone above and beyond Shape Corp.’s core value of Team and Individual Development by beginning Shape’s Apprenticeship Program! Read More

Shape’s Fitness Factory Celebrates the Fall Season

Shape’s on-site fitness facility, the Fitness Factory, not only helps keep our associates healthy and happy, but their families as well! Read More

Shape Czech Earns New Certification

Congratulations to Shape Czech for recently earning their ISO TS 16949 certification! Read More

Pirates, Corn and Young Professionals

Members of Shape Young Professionals (SYP) embraced the fall season and practiced their navigation skills at the fall networking event. Read More

Comstock Plant Celebrates Safety Milestone

One year. 12 months. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. No matter how you break it down, one year is a long time for a plant to stay injury and illness free. Read More

Just Because Potlucks

Shape associates are more than just co-workers, they are family. Just like with a regular family, it is important for our Shape Family to spend time with one another, and build up strong relationships. Read More

Shape Associates Fuel Manufacturing in Michigan

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Shape Associates Stuff the Bus

When Shape associates heard that they needed to stuff the bus, they took it seriously. Read More

Shape Corp. Locations Earn GM Quality Award

Shape associates work hard every day to maintain production schedules, equipment, work center uptime and productivity. All while they continue to meet customer expectations of perfect quality and delivery. Read More

Shape Corp. Celebrates Employees and 40 years at Shape Festival

Shape Corp. held their first-ever Shape Festival on Saturday, August 16 in Grand Haven, MI. The Shape Festival not only celebrated 40 years of success, but also the associates who have made that happen. More than 1800 guests came out to enjoy the fun-filled day of activities, food and Shape cheer. Read More

Shape Goes Global: Continuing to Explore the Company’s History

The 2000s were a time of innovation, growth and achievement in Shape’s history. The first global office was opened, the GMT 900 program was started, and Shape won several prestigious awards for its associates’ hard work and dedication to the company. Read More

Interns Take Grand Haven

Every summer Shape welcomes a new group of college interns into the Shape Family. These interns always learn a great deal about Shape, the industry and their department during their time with the company. Read More

Shape Receives Honda’s Excellence in Value Award

Two Honda employees visited Shape on July 8 to present the Honda 2013 Excellence in Value award. An award that was only given to 27 North American suppliers out of 650. An award that Shape has won three times out of the past four years. Read More

Celebrating a History of Innovation

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Anonymous Innovation is not an idea or term we throw around here at Shape. It’s a practice, a reality that allows us to continue growing in an extremely competitive global marketplace. Read More

Associates Beat Riding Goal at First Ever Ride-A-Thon

On Friday, June 20 several associates rode like the wind to complete 688.08 miles for the Fitness Factory’s first ever Ride-A-Thon. The Fitness Factory is Shape’s very own on-site employee fitness center that is open to all associates and their family members. Read More