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Sunday, 12 March 2023 18:16

People in the news: March 13, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 29 January 2023 18:00

Longtime FloraCraft executive promoted to president

Steve Carlson joined Ludington-based plastic and foam product manufacturer FloraCraft Corp. in February 2000 when the company acquired the firm he had started with his father. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 January 2023 18:00

Manufacturers, conservation group partner on sustainability programming

The Michigan Manufacturers Association is continuing a partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Michigan that offers resources and workshops for companies seeking to adopt environmental and clean energy strategies into their operations.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:30

State programs aim to boost talent needed for Industry 4.0 adoption

Economic development organization Lakeshore Advantage Corp. launched an Industry 4.0 readiness poll last year to get an idea of how small and mid-size manufacturers viewed and used advanced technology within their operations.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:00

Federal vaccine mandate riles manufacturers already facing workforce challenges

While many West Michigan manufacturers are staying mum on a proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate and how it might affect the industry, Nelson Jacobson believes it’s a conversation worth having.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 10 May 2021 16:11

Battle Creek manufacturer says industry can lead with onsite COVID-19 vaccinations

BATTLE CREEK — As the state transitions from mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to smaller, more targeted clinics to immunize the general public, onsite employer-hosted vaccination clinics are taking on a new importance.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:10

Geography adds to talent challenges for northwest Michigan manufacturers

As Michigan manufacturers of all segments continue grappling with a persistent talent shortage and skills gap, furniture-maker Metalworks Inc. has to contend with a unique set of hurdles.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 28 February 2021 17:10

West Michigan executives reflect on a year of leading through a pandemic

After a year of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to capture all of the nuanced and at times discordant effects it has had on businesses. While some have thrived or pivoted, many others have struggled to hold on or closed up shop. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 December 2020 19:38

Manufacturing faces talent problem heading into a crucial 2021

As manufacturing continues to lead both in statewide and nationwide economic recovery, the sector will still need to address a chronic issue that has only worsened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing

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