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Lacks Enterprises forms joint venture with Texas firm to supply Toyota with exterior components
CASCADE TWP. — Tier 1 automotive supplier Lacks Enterprises Inc. has formed a joint venture with a fellow family-owned business in Texas to supply Toyota Motor North America with exterior components.
Local American Institute of Architects awards focus on sustainability
Integrated Architecture LLC was among several local firms recognized at the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 awards, receiving multiple commendations for its design of the new ADAC Automotive headquarters.
Automotive suppliers welcome break from most 2020 auto shows
Auto manufacturers, dealers and OEMs will catch a break from the busy auto show circuit this year after the COVID-19 pandemic essentially wiped out the ability to hold crowded events.
CONSIDER THE SOURCE: West Michigan manufacturers search for supply chain solutions amid coronavirus outbreak
The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is forcing West Michigan manufacturers to find creative solutions to avoid production disruptions.
West Michigan manufacturers brace for disruptions from Chinese Coronavirus outbreak
A tooling engineer from Grand Rapids-based Tier-1 supplier ADAC Automotive was traveling in the Wuhan area of China when the Coronavirus public health crisis broke in late January.
ADAC joint venture accelerates radar technology for hands-free vehicle access
ADAC Automotive, a Grand Rapids-based Tier 1 automotive supplier, is working toward a new strategy that will bring supplier-initiated technological advances into the sector.
Cascade Twp. to purchase former ADAC Automotive building
CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials have voted to purchase a facility to use for its consolidated township offices.
Q&A: Gene Hawkins Vice President of Engineering, ADAC Automotive
Gene Hawkins, vice president of engineering at ADAC, spoke with MiBiz about how the company is looking at R&D and where it sees the future of plastics in the automotive industry.
West Michigan auto suppliers brace for continued upheaval
Regardless of when the historic UAW strike against General Motors Co. ultimately ends, the disruptive effect of lost production and earnings will linger, putting further strain on an industry already flagged by slowing sales and tariff disputes with China.
Cascade Township considers relocating government offices to ADAC headquarters facility
CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials are exploring the use of a vacant manufacturing headquarters facility as a potential site for consolidated township offices.
West Michigan industrial vacancy remains at all-time low
GRANDVILLE — After searching for vacant sites in several other regions, the owners of Littlefoot Coffee Roasters LLC found space in Grandville that allows them to plant their roots back in Michigan and have room to expand in the future.
AUTOMOTIVE ROUNDTABLE: West Michigan automotive suppliers stay steady, despite uncertainties
A decade into the economic recovery, the region’s automotive suppliers continue to ride the wave of vehicle sales volume in the North Amercian and global auto market. Yet, many are bracing for an impending downturn, which analysts predict will occur somewhere in the early 2020s. Primarily, suppliers are planning on weathering any upcoming downturn by banking on investments in new technologies, including electric vehicles and automation, whether through increased R&D spending or through acquisitions.
JUST SAY NO? Despite legal framework, West Michigan economic developers avoid marijuana business
In politically conservative Calhoun County, Scott Fleming embraces the economic potential of legal marijuana businesses.
Manufacturers invest in cybersecurity to protect intellectual property
By making a significant investment in cybersecurity, West Michigan manufacturers can avoid having their sensitive information getting into the wrong hands.
Q&A: Jim Teets, ADAC Automotive
ADAC Automotive has launched one of the most ambitious capital projects in the manufacturer’s history. The Tier 1 supplier door of handles and exterior mirrors plans to invest roughly $23.5 million to build a new 56,000-square-foot corporate headquarters on Eagle Drive in Cascade Township, as well as expand its research and development facility by 24,000 square feet. With the move, ADAC plans to add 50 high-tech positions. MiBiz spoke with President and CEO Jim Teets about the investment, which comes during a period in which automotive sales are starting to flatten.
Manufacturers work to address ‘image problem’ at root of talent crunch
GRAND RAPIDS — After a decade of growth in manufacturing, the sector still finds itself having to defend its worth to parents and high school counsellors.
EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Four perspectives on 2018
When Brad Davis looks ahead to 2018, he gets very excited about the future of his company, Zeeland-based Industrial Woodworking Corp.
Seabrook Plastics leverages technology, expands to produce larger parts
NORTON SHORES — Manufacturer Seabrook Plastics Inc. is leveraging its investment in technology to improve process repeatability and reduce non-value added cost.
Oil and gas spurs renewed optimism among West Michigan manufacturers
After a strong 2016, most West Michigan manufacturers are looking ahead to this year with optimism that they will continue to grow as the economy expands.
Despite uncertainty, talent concerns, manufacturers remain bullish on economy
Even with the underlying uncertainty caused by the presidential election, West Michigan manufacturers remain generally optimistic about the year ahead.
EVs continue to underperform in present era of cheap oil
Despite a growing number of plug-in electric vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, industry analysts say the segment has failed to reach the “aspirational” levels many had hoped.