About 2Gen

Meet 2 Gen Manufacturing

2GEN Manufacturing is an injection molding company based in West Michigan. We serve a variety of industries, including construction and outdoor recreation, as well as many others. We are located in Grand Rapids, Mi, and we are committed to creating jobs in the 49507 zip code and building together.

2Gen Manufacturing

Global Sight, Local Heart

2Gen Manufacturing is a plastic injection molding plant located in the southeast area of Grand Rapids Michigan creating jobs for residents of the 49507 ZIP code.

Kevin Smith is co-owner of 2Gen Manufacturing with his mother, Heidi Smith, and business partner, Lee Ringling.

The company was formed in 2015 as a spinoff business of Wyoming-based 2K Tool — established in 2004 and does design, CNC machining, mold building and repair — and Ringling Plastics. The two companies were partnering on a small number of injection molding projects until it got to the point where 2K Tool owned all of the presses in Ringling’s facility and all of its projects, and so the partners decided to move forward as a new joint venture, 2Gen Manufacturing.

The company was previously located in Zeeland at Ringling’s plant but needed more than the 6,000 square feet of space it had there as it expanded from making automotive parts into ridge vent roofing components and other products for the construction industry.

2Gen’s aim is to continue creating jobs for neighborhood residents, with a mission of bringing more sustainable employment opportunities for neighbors within the 49507 community.



Our Mission

To value our community and nuture the relationships with our clients.

To support our customers by providing superior products and services of exceptional value which help them gain competitive advantage in their markets.

To provide a pleasant, nurturing, and growth-oriented environment which encourages our employees to be highly productive and to grow personally and professionally.

To develop diversified markets which provide stability and adequate financial returns, which allow us to achieve our vision and to provide opportunities for our employees, and within our community.