Proos' 104-year story continues with strategic west Michigan acquisition

Oct. 16 | Proos Manufacturing joins new manufacturing group to ensure continued reliability, secures increased capabilities to serve growing customer base

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Proos Manufacturing, a leading provider of material handling solutions, proudly announces its latest milestone in its 104-year history as it joins a conglomerate of metal manufacturers. The acquisition of Proos was finalized on October 13th, 2023 by a private investment group, and now shares ownership with MS Metal Solutions, Great Lakes Metal Stamping and three other esteemed regional manufacturers. This strategic partnership reinforces Proos’ dedication to innovation and enhances its capacity to cater to a rapidly growing and diverse customer base across various industries.

The group of metal manufacturing companies spanning Michigan and Alabama introduces a wide range of additional capabilities to the Proos team, amplifying existing expertise and enriching offerings with expanded manufacturing and service capacity. The industries served among the new group have broadened from material handling and contract manufacturing to encompass consumer and commercial products, store fixturing, appliance, automotive and more.

Proos’ end-to-end services are further strengthened with the integration of a network of advanced manufacturing capabilities including automated tube laser cutting, tube bending, progressive stamping, robotic welding, panel bending, and more. Proos customers can anticipate an immediate increase in project capacity as a result of enhanced processing capabilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Proos Manufacturing to the MS Metal Solutions’ family,” says Leon Span, CEO of MS Metal Solutions. “Backed by Proos’ engineering expertise and reputation for strong client-focused relationships, this partnership brings a wealth of opportunity to our team of companies that we’re looking forward to leveraging for further advancement network wide.”

Tyler McCoy, CEO of Proos Manufacturing, expressed similar sentiments, stating, “Partnering with companies such as MS Metal Solutions marks an exciting new chapter in our company’s history. While Proos will remain a standalone entity, partners such as the MS Metal Solutions team allow us to combine our strengths in custom engineering, program management, and sheet metal manufacturing with the group’s enhanced scale and market presence. This is a great win for our customers and our team.”

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Proos Manufacturing is a leading provider of high-quality manufacturing solutions powered by over 100 years of proven dedication, creativity, and knowledge. With a commitment to designing and manufacturing innovative custom-engineered solutions, Proos has been serving a diverse range of industries from parcel delivery to retail across North America since its establishment in 1919. Specializing in chutes, shelving, and workstations, Proos offers a wide range of state-of-the-art in-house services to meet each client’s unique needs. Proos’ skilled workforce, varied capabilities, and customer-centric approach consistently enables the delivery of superior products both on time and within budget. 

MS Metal Solutions | Based in Grand Haven, MS Metal Solutions is a trusted leader in precision steel fabrication and machining. MS Metal Solutions’ state-of-the-art facility, experienced team, and advanced technology drive a wide range of services from metal fabrication to welding and assembly serving diverse industries including automotive, aerospace, and energy. With a focus on continuous improvement, MS strives to exceed expectations and provide solutions that drive client success.