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The SOURCE Welcomes Two New Companies to its Employer Network

Updated: Mar 7

Grand Rapids, Mich., January 3, 2024—The SOURCE has added AGS Company Automotive Solutions and Uniform Color Company to its employer network, bringing the total number of companies in the network to 26.

“Demand continues to grow for SOURCE services and we are thrilled to be in a position to expand in support of great employers like AGS Company Automotive Solutions and Uniform Color Company,” said Alison Freas, The SOURCE’s Executive Director. “We continue to grow our presence in both Ottawa and Muskegon counties, which enables us to bring more supports and services to our lakeshore-based employers. We’re excited to get to know the people at both of these organizations and look forward to helping them achieve their goals.”

The SOURCE was founded 20 years ago by a consortium of southwest Grand Rapids employers who came together to better support their employees. The organization has since grown to serve more than 1,000 people annually across 26 employers in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties.

“We are excited about this opportunity to partner with The SOURCE,” said Brian Garland, HR Generalist at Uniform Color Company. “The services and care they have brought to our employees in the very short time we have partnered with them is nothing short of amazing. The SOURCE’s commitment to partnering and guiding our employees to help find solutions is second to none. Our employees have complimented the personal touch The SOURCE adds to each interaction. We are excited to have The SOURCE as not only a resource, but truly part of our team.”

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About The SOURCE

The SOURCE creates equitable access to opportunities for career growth and improved well-being by stabilizing households, strengthening employment retention, and advocating for changes in community policies to eliminate inequities and systemic barriers to employment. Since its founding in 2003, The SOURCE has grown to serve clients across West Michigan and today partners with many of the region’s most influential employers, philanthropic organizations, and community-based organizations to improve economic well-being for everyone, including many of the most historically underserved populations in West Michigan.


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