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Organizational Factors at Cascade Engineering that Facilitate Successful Job Retention

by Rochelle V. Habeck, Ph.D. & Colleen Head Rachel, Ph.D.

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Cascade Engineering is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with partner operations in other states and internationally. The workforce currently numbers 465 at the main campus facilities, down from 900 in 2000.

Cascade began as primarily a plastics molding operation serving the automotive industry, but has diversified into injection molding, nanocomposites and renewable energy. Cascade describes itself as a multi-business manufacturer and marketer, supporting multiple brands in various markets including automotive, truck, solid waste/recycling, industrial, furniture and renewable energy. Cascade headquarters is LEED EB Platinum certified and an impressive demonstration of commitment to sustainable work operations and environmentally friendly work environments. (See www.cascadeng.)

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