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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:55

E-scooters have arrived in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — After two years of planning, the city of Grand Rapids has launched an e-scooter sharing program. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:27

DTE Energy plans major two-year solar energy buildout to meet corporate demand

DTE Energy plans to significantly expand its solar energy portfolio in the next two years to support growing corporate demand for renewable energy contracts.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:28

Michigan Israel Business Accelerator’s new initiative to help local companies harness innovation

In a business climate in which manufacturers are pressured to stay up on the latest technology, there is little wonder why Michigan-based companies might look to Israel for best practices.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:31

Commercial EVs gain attention from automakers, corporations, environmentalists

Major automakers as well as nascent startups are showing an increased focus on electrified commercial delivery vehicles, hoping to gain market share as corporate demand increases.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:50

Automotive supply chain adapts to month-by-month scenario planning

Automotive manufacturers are back up and running after months of production shutdowns following widespread outbreaks of COVID-19. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 28 May 2020 11:28

Nessel joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration fuel economy rollback

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 22 other states in challenging the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era automobile fuel economy standards.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 08 May 2020 16:45

Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers

Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.  

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:21

Court challenges to follow Trump administration’s vehicle fuel economy rollback

Nearly two years after announcing its initial plan, the Trump administration issued a final rule on March 31 that rolls back Obama-era automobile fuel economy standards and requires modest fuel efficiency increases in forthcoming internal combustion models.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:53

Reports: Detroit Three automakers to close all North American factories

Detroit’s Big Three automakers will shut down all of their factories in an effort to protect workers and the further spread of novel coronavirus, according to various industry reports. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:20

Automotive analysts see shifting dynamics amid coronavirus spread

The automotive industry is scrambling to strike a balance between near-term execution and unsteady industry disruption from the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 06 December 2019 11:14

State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs

Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:30

Michigan’s attractiveness grows among aerospace manufacturers

Michigan is the most attractive state in the Midwest for new aerospace manufacturing businesses.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 12 October 2018 19:05

Optimism or Pessimism? Manufacturing execs express ‘caution’ for rest of 2018

As supply chains adjust to new realities in international trade, West Michigan manufacturers are entering the final months of 2018 with “caution.”

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:23

Ford announces City of Tomorrow mobility pilot project in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is one of three cities nationally to be selected for a pilot program from Ford Motor Co. aimed at addressing the transportation needs of today and in the future.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:51

Rockford firm uses big data to time machine lubrication, maintenance

ROCKFORD — Getting West Michigan manufacturers to embrace cutting-edge technology can be “a tough nut to crack.”

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 28 May 2017 19:00

With Hackett, Ford hopes for another visionary CEO

When Jim Hackett retired from the corner office at Steelcase Inc. in 2014, he told MiBiz the “narrative is still being written” about what he planned to do in the next phase of his professional life.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:44

Business as usual, for now: West Mich. automotive suppliers adopt wait-and-see approach

After one of the largest political upsets in recent history, West Michigan automotive suppliers have started assessing how a Donald Trump presidency could affect their industry. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:19

Brexit adds uncertainty for West Michigan manufacturers

British voters wanted to send a message with the Brexit vote, and it was certainly heard loud and clear by manufacturers in West Michigan. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 20 March 2016 16:38

Lansing’s XG Sciences plans $24 million IPO

LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 11 March 2016 15:38

Former Steelcase CEO Hackett to launch mobility services division for Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. has tapped board member and longtime Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett to lead and launch a new mobility subsidiary.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:34

Impending sales plateau forces automakers to focus on mobility options

The movement of people back to urban areas and the onslaught of new transportation options has forced traditional automotive manufacturers to take notice and plan for the future.

Published in Manufacturing
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