iQ Labs opens new location in West Michigan 

Grand Rapids, MI (October _ 2021) – Advantage Commercial Real Estate Services announces iQ Labs new, 18,000 SF location at 6172 Valduga Drive SW, Suite B, Byron Center, MI. iQ Labs, formerly Iroquois Hoods, has been manufacturing laboratory furniture and equipment in Muskegon, MI since founded in 1957.

As a fast growing manufacturer in a niche market, iQ Labs plans to leverage automation, technology, and skilled trades to become a leading manufacturer in laboratory furniture and exhaust systems. Moving to Grand Rapids gives iQ Labs access to a larger skilled labor market to help support growth in our strategic markets. 

“Grand Rapids will be a key part of our success,” said iQ Labs President Nathan Thornton, “We will leverage strategic partnerships with suppliers and source materials locally.”

Senior Vice President and Industrial Advisor, Tim Van Noord worked with Rick Hapner from Vision Real Estate in representing the Landlord. 

Tim specifically assisted iQ Labs in the site selection and lease negotiation process. Through his expertise, he was able to provide strategic guidance on buildout for their brand new space. 

“Manufacturing has always been the heartbeat of our local community,” said Senior Vice President, Tim VanNoord, “While working with the iQ labs team, I was able to see their visionary mindset, and the work they do is truly innovative.”

The move for iQ Labs represents a significant investment in the business’ future success and growth. 

With continued observation and reflection, Advantage Commercial Real Estate will meet the dynamic needs of the present, while looking forward to the possibilities and pitfalls of multiple potential futures.

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