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Dynamic Engineering joins WMU's BTR Park

Nov. 15, 2010

KALAMAZOO--A Houston-based engineering services company with a long record of work in the pharmaceutical and high-purity chemical industries has located its Michigan office at Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park.

Dynamic Engineering has opened an office in the Granite Park I Building, which is located at 4664 Campus Drive in WMU's Business Technology and Research Park. The company's move from its former location in Sturgis, Mich., makes the firm the fourth new corporate partner to locate at the park this year. The company owner and executives will be on hand to meet clients and guests during an open house set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Founded in Michigan in 1985, Dynamic Engineering has an extensive list of national, international and Midwest clients that includes Pfizer, Parke Davis, Abbott Laboratories and Bayer. It also has a successful track record of assisting firms in a range of high-purity industries with both scale-up and launch of new production lines as well as opening new manufacturing facilities. Since its founding, the company has successfully completed more than 2,000 projects for clients around the world in manufacturing areas ranging from blood processing and small molecule work to product feasibility studies, plant and site layouts, and handling hazardous substances.

"We specialize in processes that require guaranteed purity, and we help our clients build safe plants," says Christian Fittro, who directs business development for the Michigan office. "Opening this new office will allow us to serve our legacy pharmaceutical clients in the Midwest and build new business."

The Michigan office has a base of 10 staff members who have an engineering and business development focus. Dynamic Engineering also taps the expertise of a core of contract professionals around the globe to help its clients. Part of the company's business plan, Fittro says, is to grow the business over the next year, through additional focus on food processing and packaging and medical device packaging.

"We would love to double or even triple the size of the Kalamazoo office over the next year," he says.

The company also has a long history of employing WMU alumni and working with promising interns from the University. The firm says the move will enhance its ability to carry that tradition forward.

"We have a culture of utilizing interns and young engineers with fresh ideas by teaming them with well-rounded experts," Fittro says. "Our clients benefit from that approach, and it simultaneously affords new talent the opportunity to glean important skills from our seasoned professionals."

Dynamic Engineering is headquartered in Houston and, in addition to the Michigan office, has an office in Shanghai.

WMU's Business Technology and Research Park focuses on the life sciences, advanced engineering and information technology. The park shares the University's 265-acre Parkview Campus with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Launched in late 1999, the BTR Park is home to some 30 companies directly employing nearly 700 people. In addition to Dynamic Engineering, three other companies have become park partners in 2010. They are Level Data, PolyVista and Engineered Protection Systems Inc.--EPS.

For more information, contact Dynamic Engineering's Christian Fittro at (269) 488-8102 or WMU's Bob Miller, associate vice president for community outreach, at (269) 387-2073.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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