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Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:30

SE Mich. solar installer opens Byron Center showroom amid hot market

BYRON CENTER — After selling off his telecommunications firm in the mid-2000s, Adam Harris ventured into another emerging technology field poised for rapid growth: renewable energy.

Published in Small Business
Monday, 15 March 2021 14:20

State advisory group to form office safety recommendations

The COVID-19 vaccine is “the ticket out” of the pandemic and will play a key role in employees’ return to the workplace, state officials said Monday while announcing a workgroup to provide recommendations for office safety.

Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:40

‘A LITTLE LIGHT:’ Landmark LGBTQ ruling sets stage for statewide civil rights action, debate over religious exemptions

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 15 bars workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and also highlights additional work that needs to be done in Michigan. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 17:39

FloraCraft invests in growth while remaining rooted in Michigan

LUDINGTON — Through decades of growth by acquisitions around the world, foam products manufacturer FloraCraft Corp. remains dedicated to keeping jobs and growth in its home community. 

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 09 June 2018 00:34

Bayer to divest Muskegon facility to settle antitrust action

MUSKEGON — The path to closing the $66 billion mega-merger of Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. included the divestiture of chemical manufacturing operations in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

GR investors lead funding round for artificial intelligence-based wellness app

An Ann Arbor company that wants to take traditional workplace wellness to an entirely new level using artificial intelligence has drawn a large share of capital from Grand Rapids-based investors.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Tillerman Seeds makes first acquisition, seeks to consolidate regional seed producers

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan investment company has completed the first in what it hopes to be a string of acquisitions of independent, regional seed producers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:26

Kalamazoo-based FlowTech sells to new owners to pursue next stage of growth

KALAMAZOO — After two years of looking for manufacturing companies to buy, Dave Kersjes and Steve Remstad found an opportunity in FlowTech Inc., a small producer of fluid and air filtration products.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 02 October 2016 14:10

As Bayer-Monsanto deal materializes, West Michigan farmers brace for consolidation

major player in Big Agriculture is poised to expand its influence in the industry.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:54

West Michigan seeks to ease talent constraints by attracting laid off workers from Dow

Dow Chemical Co.’s decision to shave 700 workers from its workforce in Midland may prove beneficial for West Michigan manufacturers struggling to fill their talent needs.

Published in Breaking News