Amway, the No. 2 direct seller in the world, was recently profiled by ABC affiliate WZZM for its commitment to Michigan.
The company, which is headquartered in Ada, Michigan, continues to bring thousands of jobs to the state economy at a time when many businesses are opting to move elsewhere.
Amway currently has 20,000 employees worldwide, with 4,000 in Michigan, including the Ada plant that produces approximately 2.5 million gallons of product and 80 million units each year.
“We have to do what is right for our business, but at the same time, it makes sense to bring production and have it centralized here in the United States,” said Brandon Goodyke, Amway’s Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy and Operations. “We want to make it here in Ada. We are committed to Michigan. We are committed to the people here in Grand Rapids.”
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In other news, Amway North America earned the #1 ranking in the Health & Beauty category in the Internet Retailers annual Top 500 Guide. It was the ninth consecutive year that the company has earned the top spot.
“Amway Independent Business Owners always look to the future and new technology trends and that’s helped us achieve this level of success online. Using social media and cutting-edge technologies, Amway IBOs serve customers wherever they are: in person, on their computers, phones or tablets,” said Tanios Viviani, Regional President of Amway Americas. “This ranking also reflects the high quality of our products and appeal of our major health and beauty brands, NUTRILITE nutritional supplements and ARTISTRY skin care and cosmetics.”
Internet Retailers’ definitive ranking and analysis of America’s 500 largest e-retailers is based on 2011 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailers and confirmed by retailers.
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