EQI Named One of West Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

March 29, 2017 – Norton Shores, Michigan. —EQI Ltd., a value-added casting engineering, sourcing, and logistics company, announced today that it has been selected as one of West Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

“The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more,” according to their website. Once nominated, companies are evaluated by an independent research firm.  

“EQI is honored to have been recognized as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest for 2017” said EQI’s President and CEO, Blake Phillips.  “While we’re a new winner this year, EQI has worked very hard over the past several years to incorporate innovative Human Resource policies and best practices into our everyday operating principles.  At our core, EQI is a service company that must prove its value every day to a diverse global customer base”, continued Mr. Phillips.  “We approach HR in a similar way – providing value to our employees through a positive and engaging work environment where team members feel challenged, supported, and rewarded.”

About “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®: The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, West Michigan and Nationally.  West Michigan winners will participate in an awards gala on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

About EQI: EQI is a global foundry company that supplies metal castings to OEM’s in the Heavy Equipment, Industrial, and Commercial markets.  We offer a comprehensive range of services but specialize in casting design, engineering, program management, sourcing, and logistics.  EQI partners with a highly capable network of foundries in the US and abroad to provide our customers with high quality / cost effective Iron, Steel, and non-ferrous castings Just-in-Time (JIT) through tailored VMI solutions.

March 29, 2017

EQI Welcomes Zac Dvorak- Project Engineer

EQI is pleased to have Zac Dvorak join our team.  Zac will report directly to Mike Koch, Business Unit Manager and will be responsible for providing engineering guidance for some of our recent growth segments;  furniture and oil and gas.  Zac joins EQI with 3 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer and a Six Sigma Green Belt.  He has worked as a Quality Engineer and a Manufacturing Engineer at Bremen Castings dealing with gray, ductile, and high-SiMo irons.  In addition, he has worked in facility engineering and HVAC system support roles.  Zac spends his free time playing guitar, enjoying the beautiful Michigan outdoors, serving the community, and gardening.



March 21, 2017

EQI Attends Con Expo 2017 in Las Vegas

EQI attended the Con Expo conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in March, 2017.  The show unveiled the latest model introductions and product innovations in the construction market.  The four-day conference provided EQI the opportunity to meet with vendors from all continents discussing market trends, challenges, and opportunities going forward.  EQI is a major supplier to the construction market providing counterweights, steel structural, and aluminum casting components.


Business Unit Managers Chris Jensen and Brian DeVasConCellos viewing the exhibit hall



Chris Jensen observing some of the EQI part content on an aerial lift vehicle

March 14, 2017


EQI Global Headquarters:
5797 Harvey Street
Norton Shores, MI 49444
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Phone: 616-850-2630
Fax: 231-798-3724
Email: info@eqiltd.com

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