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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 12:12

Aluminum extruder awarded state grant as part of $30.4M expansion in Ionia County

OTISCO TWP. — Extruded Aluminum Corp. has landed $250,000 in state grant funding to support the manufacturer’s plans for a $30.4 million expansion near Belding.

Monday, 15 November 2021 13:49

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: Bell’s Brewery deal latest in West Michigan craft beverage acquisitions

GRAND RAPIDS — Bell’s Brewery Inc.’s announcement last week that it’s selling to the parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co. sent shockwaves through Michigan’s craft beverage industry. It also represents the latest in a series of high-profile deals involving Michigan craft beverage companies.

Monday, 15 November 2021 11:07

Nominations open for 9th annual M&A Deals and Dealmakers Awards

For the ninth year, MiBiz is putting the spotlight on best practices and excellence related to mergers, acquisitions, capital formation and other types of dealmaking throughout Western Michigan. We are seeking nominations for deals completed between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31 in the following categories:

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 13:01

GR-based fuel distributor Crystal Flash makes first acquisition outside of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — Fuel distributor Crystal Flash Inc. is expanding its service territory in the Midwest following the acquisition of an Illinois-based fuel and propane provider.

Monday, 08 November 2021 12:28

MiBiz on WOOD-TV: New Community Transformation Fund names first managing director

GRAND RAPIDS — A venture capital fund that plans to invest in minority-owned businesses has named Ollie Howie as its first managing director.

Sunday, 07 November 2021 13:17

MiBiz Growth Report: November 7, 2021.

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for November 7, 2021.

Monday, 01 November 2021 16:27

Norton Shores distributor Nichols Paper & Supply acquired by expanding New Jersey firm

NORTON SHORES — Nichols Paper & Supply Co., a Norton Shores-based distributor of paper, industrial packaging and sanitary supplies, has been acquired by a New Jersey-based distributor with deep experience in food service packaging and janitorial supplies.

Monday, 25 October 2021 16:01

Grand Rapids opens $10K COVID-19 adaptation grants to more small businesses

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Office is expanding the number of businesses that can apply for COVID-19 adaptation grants of up to $10,000.

Sunday, 24 October 2021 12:10

MiBiz Growth Report: October 24, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 24, 2021.

Thursday, 14 October 2021 15:16

Progressive AE joins challenge aiming for carbon neutral projects by 2030

PLAINFIELD TWP. — Architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE Inc. has joined a national challenge calling for all new buildings, developments and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:36

Michigan electric cooperative to buy power from large-scale solar project in Cass County

A Northern Michigan electric cooperative will buy power from a large-scale solar project being developed in Cass County.

Monday, 11 October 2021 15:07

Gentex opens new aerospace opportunities with technology from recent acquisition

ZEELAND — A recent acquisition by Gentex Corp. will allow the Zeeland-based company to expand on its offerings to the aerospace industry.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 12:57

MiBiz Growth Report: October 10th, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 10th, 2021.

Monday, 04 October 2021 11:28

DTE Foundation awards $350K in grants to West Michigan nonprofits

The philanthropic arm of Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has awarded more than $350,000 in grants to West Michigan nonprofits to support job readiness, food and education programs.

Friday, 01 October 2021 16:18

10 entrepreneurs awarded $20K each at Start Garden competition

GRAND RAPIDS — Food, technology and recycling startups were among the 10 winners to receive individual $20,000 awards at this year’s 100 competition hosted by Grand Rapids-based business incubator Start Garden LLC.

Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:59

Varnum ventures out of state with new Florida office

GRAND RAPIDS — Varnum LLP has opened an office in Naples, Fla., marking the Grand Rapids-based law firm’s first location outside of Michigan.

Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:53

Performance Plus adds 8 auto service stores with acquisition of Muskegon-based Van’s Car Wash

WYOMING — Performance Plus Quick Oil Change Centers Inc. has added to its portfolio of oil change and car wash stores with the acquisition of Muskegon-based Van’s Car Wash Inc.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 14:49

UFP acquires Alabama wood distributor in anticipation of growing factory-built housing demand

GRAND RAPIDS — Anticipating an uptick in demand for factory-built housing, Grand Rapids-based wood products manufacturer UFP Industries Inc. announced the acquisition of one of its current vendors.

Sunday, 26 September 2021 17:42

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 26, 2021

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 26, 2021.

Sunday, 12 September 2021 10:56

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 12, 2021

This is the MiBiz growth report for September 12, 2021.

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 16:20

Fabri-Kal to be acquired in $380 million deal

KALAMAZOO — Foodservice and consumer brand packaging manufacturer Fabri-Kal Corp. has reached a definitive agreement to sell to Pactiv Evergreen Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $380 million. 

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 16:03

Service Express acquires U.K. data center services firm, bolstering international business

GRAND RAPIDS — Third-party data center maintenance service provider Service Express LLC has bolstered its international presence with the acquisition of a U.K.-based firm.

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 12:58

Amazon to build Lansing-area fulfillment center, create 500 new jobs as part of latest Michigan expansion

DELTA TWP. — Amazon.com Inc. announced today that it will start building its first fulfillment center in the mid-Michigan region, a move that’s expected to bring 500 new full-time jobs to the area.

Sunday, 29 August 2021 12:12

MiBiz Growth Report: August 29, 2021

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for August 29, 2021.

Thursday, 26 August 2021 15:49

LINC UP names LaKiya Thompson Jenkins as new executive director

GRAND RAPIDS — Community development organization LINC UP has named LaKiya Thompson Jenkins as the nonprofit’s new executive director.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:57

Wyoming awards $2M bid for Gezon Park redevelopment

WYOMING — City officials are embarking on a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Wyoming’s 94-acre Gezon Park to add a splash pad, expanded parking, restrooms, as well as walking and bicycling paths.

Monday, 16 August 2021 15:35

Grand Traverse Plastics plans $11.5M expansion in Northern Michigan

WILLIAMSBURG — Tier 1 automotive and material handling supplier Grand Traverse Plastics Corp. has received state support for a planned $11.5 million expansion near Traverse City that’s expected to create up to 43 jobs.

Sunday, 15 August 2021 10:13

MiBiz Growth Report: August 15, 2021

Here's the MiBiz growth report for August 15, 2021.

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 12:14

St. Joseph-based Hanson Logistics sells to industry leader Lineage Logistics

ST. JOSEPH — Family-owned temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider Hanson Cold Storage Co., which does business as Hanson Logistics, has been sold to a Southeast Michigan company. 

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 11:00

Dick DeVos to step down as president of The Windquest Group

GRAND RAPIDS — Dick DeVos has announced plans to step down as president of The Windquest Group.

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